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Maximising profit through the dairy-beef supply chain

When: November 29th 2018 19:30 to 22:00
Location: LE17 4RE

Beef calves and cull cows are important sources of income, but only when planned and managed carefully to produce an animal that is well suited for the beef supply chain. AHDB figures show that a beef-cross calf is worth at least £180 more than a dairy bull from the same cow – equivalent to 2.28p/litre.

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb knowledge exchange manager Amy Fawcett to find out about today’s beef market requirements and how to improve gains. She will explain how better breeding can add an average of £45 to the value of a beef calf (equivalent to 0.57p/litre) and why using technologies such as genomics and sexed semen, to breed dairy replacements, allows for the targeted use of high quality beef sires.

You can also learn more about marketing cull cows at the correct level of fatness into the most appropriate market, which can increase returns by £30/head (equivalent to 0.1p/litre), as well as the best routes to marketing. 

Date:    Thursday 29 November 2018

Time:    20:00 – 22:00 cash bar from 19:30

Venue:  Lutterworth Cricket Club, Coventry Road, Lutterworth, Leicestershire  LE17 4RE (by kind permission of Lutterworth Dairy Group)

To find out more or book a place, please contact Shirley Macmillan on 07766 402393 or shirley.macmillan@ahdb.org.uk

Please ensure you register your attendance for seating purposes.

Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details.