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Finishing once-bred heifers could boost beef producers’ productivity – as well as opening up a wealth of alternative markets. The concept of once-bred heifers has been around for a while. Instead of finishing heifers, farmers breed from them once to produce a calf, then fatten the animal for slaughter. So far, the idea hasn’t really taken off in the UK – perhaps because once a heifer has calved she is treated as a cow rather than a prime beef animal, […]