15 September 1995

Strategies for surplus calves

OPTIONS for surplus calves will be detailed at a specialised beef and calf area.

The new focus is sponsored by Genus, with demonstrations from the Meat and Livestock Commission, BOCM Pauls, Warwickshire Quality Calves, Midland Meat Packers, and beef breed societies.

The MLC will detail veal and beef rearing systems that could be considered given reduced calf exports (see p26). Choice of rearing systems will depend on projected market prices and resources available on the farm. The MLC will also advise on whats required for silage and cereal beef and update visitors on its research into rearing systems to improve veal quality.

Genus will answer questions on calf health and nutrition. &#42