Limousin beef cattle in a straw yard© Tim Scrivener
Setting strict targets for daily liveweight gains and getting rid of animals that are not hitting the grade is helping beef finisher Meilir Jones keep a tight rein on costs and maximise profit margins, delegates at the British Cattle Breeders Conference, Telford, were told. Mr Jones finishes 1,350 beef cattle annually at Gop Farm, Flintshire.  Daily liveweight gain is a key benchmark of business performance and according to Mr Jones, every 0.1kg increase in daily liveweight gain is worth £27 an […]