Cross-bred beef cattle on grass©Tim Scrivener
Heifers are the lifeblood of the suckler herd and managing them correctly will maximise herd productivity. Debby Brown of Castle Vets, Barnard Castle, County Durham, advises farmers to begin preparation now so heifers are in top condition for spring service. See also: Free EBV workshops for beef farmers Bought-in heifers should join the herd at least four weeks before service to allow time for testing and vaccination – any changes including diet, social group or environment may cause stress and impact on […]