An upland beef enterprise is seeing productivity lift and labour fall after settling on a hybrid combination of genetics that produces easy-calving, docile cattle. Calf mortality and barren rates are improving at Upper House Farm, Knighton, where John and Donald Bright started combining easy-calving Salers dam lines with Hereford bulls in 2014. The result has been well-tempered and moderate-sized cows (650-700kg), which have produced bulls that averaged 460kg liveweight after eight months (up to 1.6kg daily liveweight gain). See also: How […]