The Fleckvieh breed is allowing a low-cost dairy farming enterprise to exploit milk production from forage and cash in on calf and cull cow values. Marcus Ferraro and his father Richard set up an autumn-calving dairy unit in Ceredigion two years ago, operating a flying herd of cross-breds and Jerseys. Although both breeds were a good match for their cheese contract with Glanbia, calf values were disappointing. “We don’t rear our own replacements, so a good beef calf is an […]