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Rethinking Cattle Performance - Breeds & Sells Stores
Thu 30 March 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
Farmers Weekly wants to promote healthier, more productive cattle at every stage of the cattle management process, be that dairy or beef. We will provide advice and practical steps that will help make your rearing business more efficient and more profitable, while highlighting that these measures can be relatively simple and cheap to implement.
Cattle rearing farms are businesses and in order to be successful must be managed with a clear understanding of the factors that will affect cattle performance and that of the enterprise as a whole:
- Inputs: feed, housing and healthcare provision
- Outputs: waste products, meat and profit
- Variabilities: weather and environmental conditions
Whether you are a diary farm rearing calves as replacements or for beef, a beef farmer rearing calves and/or finishing them or a suckler producer, youngstock management is critical to producing healthier calves, reducing losses and improving the age at first calving.