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Maximising profits through the dairy-beef supply chain

When: December 3rd 2018 10:30 to 14:00
Location: PO18 9NN

One Hundred Acre Farm, Compton, Hants, PO18 9NN

Monday 3 December 10.30am – 2:00pm

By kind permission of A B Bray & Son

Economic gains are there to be made throughout the dairy - beef supply chain. Making the most of technologies such as genomics and sexed semen when breeding herd replacements allows for the targeted use of high quality beef sires, producing a valuable animal that is well suited for the beef supply chain. Focusing on calf husbandry and feeding will improve health and growth rates, ensuring beef animals hit market specification and are a profitable part of the business.

Programme

10:30am - Arrival, tea & coffee

10:45am – Introduction and plan for the day – Amy Fawcett, AHDB Beef & Lamb

11:00am – Making informed breeding decisions – Andy Dodd, Farm Consultancy Group

  • Herd Genetic reports
  • Genomics
  • Herd replacement requirements
  • Sexed Semen

12:00pm – Maximising Beef breeding from dairy – Amy Fawcett, AHDB Beef & Lamb

  • Today’s beef market requirements
  • Beef sire selection – Benefits throughout the supply chain
  • EBVs for carcase traits – A tool for commercial producers

12:30pm- Lunch

1:00pm – The farm walk is kindly hosted by James Bray and his father Nick. James and Nick rear and finish approximately 400 dairy bred calves a year.

*Please bring clean and disinfectable footwear.

To book your FREE place ring the AHDB Beef & Lamb events Hub on 01904 771212 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible. Booking is essential for catering purposes.