Beef calves. © Tim Scrivener
Keeping a tight grip on feed costs is a priority for every beef farmer, but creep feeding suckled calves can be a good return on investment. Maximising the calf’s efficiency at this early stage is becoming much more important with modern market requirements for younger, lighter carcasses. The feed conversion efficiency of calves pre-weaning is the highest it will be at any subsequent period – on average every 3.5-4kg of dry matter feed a calf consumes will result in 1kg […]