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1 Options for pure dairy-bred male calves Mary Vickers

2 A technical report Veal production systems Bull production systems – intensive and including home grown forages Potential to graze bulls for part of the system Steer production systems - intensive and including home grown forages Advantages and disadvantages of castration Effect of birth date on production system/marketing date

3 GB finished steer prices p per kg dw Source: AHDB/EBLEX

4 GB finished young bull prices p per kg dw Source: AHDB/EBLEX

5 Outputs A technical report Veal production factsheet Case studies & material for knowledge transfer Recommendations for future work:  R&D work  Knowledge transfer work  On-farm demonstration work

6 Time scale Work started July 2011 Due to complete December 2011 Available at Ideas for follow up work welcome ……………

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