January 2013

January 8, 2013 Bull calf finishing results by individual sire from the 2001 calf crop

Farmers Weekly/Harper Adams Beef Focus Farm
Simon Frost, Hopping Farm, Youlgreave, Derbyshire

Spring 2011 born bull calves from high Terminal Index Charolais bulls from Limousin x Holstein-Friesian cows. The calves were weaned in October and intensively finished on 16% CP home mix and good quality big bale silage.

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January 8, 2013 Pure Charolais prove performance consistency

SAC trial findings SAC’s Gavin Hill and SAC Bush’s stockman Ken Oman among the pure commercial Charolais herd.

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January 8, 2013 50 Years of Charolais

January 8, 2013 Charolais cross cattle worth an extra £125 a head

McIntosh Donald Qboxanalysis: helping farmers to measure, monitor and make more informed decisions

Hundreds of suppliers to one of Scotland’s major processors are reaping the benefits of finishing Charolais cross cattle within the specification and to target weight faster than any other Continental cross cattle. They are also measuring and monitoring their performance against the company’s monitoring programme which in turn is enabling them to make more informed management decisions. Doug Stephen, manager of Crichie Farms and the Watson family, of Darnford are among them.

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