Presentation on theme: "Options for pure dairy-bred male calves Mary Vickers."— Presentation transcript:
Options for pure dairy-bred male calves Mary Vickers
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
GB finished steer prices p per kg dw Source: AHDB/EBLEX
GB finished young bull prices p per kg dw Source: AHDB/EBLEX
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
Time scale Work started July 2011 Due to complete December 2011 Available at www.eblex.org.uk Ideas for follow up work welcome ……………
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