So far Hereford crosses are outperforming dairy bred calves © Jonathan Page
In a trial that is a first of its kind, Harper Adams University is investigating whether they can finish dairy-bred beef from forage-based diets by 20-21 months. It is hoped the project, which is being funded by AHDB Beef and Lamb and supported by the Hereford Cattle Society and Dunbia, will create a blueprint for a low-cost beef finishing system for summer- and autumn-born calves.   Over the next 12 months Farmers Weekly will be following their progress. See also: Beef producers urged […]