cross-bred cows© Tim Scrivener
Finding the right sized cow to suit the system is key to suckler productivity. Farmers Weekly analyses whether bigger or smaller cows are best. A growing number of farms are identifying the larger cows in their herd that can wean 50% of their weight by 200 days. But many factors, as well as mature cow size, influence a cow’s ability to perform “efficiently”, including milk production, management, forage availability, weaning period and calf health. See also: 7 steps to suckler […]