Dairy bull calves© Tim Scrivener
Harnessing the untapped growth potential of dairy-sired bull calves is offering growing numbers of livestock farms a much needed income stream. Whether it’s supplementing a dairy unit’s milk cheque, or a low-investment enterprise for a young entrant, bull calves represent an often overlooked opportunity, with good quality calves costing £90 a head and fat bulls for veal slaughter averaging just under £700 at 11.5 months old. See also: Rose veal scheme offers boost to dairy profits But advisers warn that […]