ow-and-calf-at-Fferam-Gyd© Debbie James
Synchronising heats has enabled a Welsh beef producer to achieve a 77% in-calf rate to first service, resulting in a weight gain advantage over calves born from repeat heats. Llyr Hughes farms in partnership with his father, Peredur, on Anglesey, producing suckler beef from a commercial herd of 120 Limousin and Limousin-cross cattle. In 2017, 89 cows calved in the spring over a 12-week period and the remainder in the autumn, over eight weeks. See also: Promising weight gains made from grass […]