Pushing for high youngstock growth rates in the early part of winter will reduce beef farmers’ overall feed costs. Growing animals should be achieving a minimum daily liveweight gain (DLWG) of 0.75kg/day, with many breeds and cross-breeds hitting 0.9kg/day. That is according to Pete Kelly, ruminant nutritionist from Kelly Farm Consulting, who believes store periods are inefficient.   “In terms of getting feed efficient animals and growth, we need to be looking at fairly high growth rates throughout the growing […]