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Maximising profits through the dairy-beef supply chain

When: November 22nd 2018 10:30 to 14:00
Location: PR3 2YQ

Knowle Green village hall, Clitheroe Rd, Knowle Green, Longridge, PR3 2YQ

Thursday 22nd November 10:30am – 2:00pm

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 decisions – Andy Dodd, Farm Consultancy Group

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

12:00pm – Maximising Beef breeding – 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 – 2pm – The farm walk is kindly hosted by M&E Forshaw, Little Town farm. The Forshaw’s milk 180 cattle through a robotic system and have a farm shop on site. As well as rearing their own beef calves for the shop, they also buy in Angus cross calves, rearing around 300-500 per year. Ian Cure from LLM farm vets will give us an overview of the farm’s calf rearing system and how this maximises performance.

*Please bring clean and disinfectable footwear.

To book your FREE place ring the AHDB Beef & Lamb events Hub on 01904 771218 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.

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