beef cattle© Tim Scrivener
On the back of better prices, the past 12 months has brought with it some optimism among UK beef producers. Breeding cow numbers appear to have stabilised at just under 1.6 million after a period of gradual decline following the decoupling of support from production in 2005, when numbers were more than 1.75 million. Male dairy calf registrations appear to be reducing, as rearing these animals for beef continues to look marginal in terms of profitability. This has been offset […]