Beef finisher, Old Hall Farm© Richard Grange/UNP
Food retailer the Co-operative Group is expanding a calf scheme that integrates its dairy and beef supply chains. The scheme provides an outlet for all dairy/beef calves, including dairy bulls previously deemed worthless, with dairy farmers receiving market value for these animals. Calves from the Co-operative Dairy Group (CDG) farms are collected and distributed to dedicated rearing and finishing farms so the animals are retained within the Co-op supply chain. The number of dairy farmers supplying calves into the scheme […]