1. R

    Heifer shed design

    Looking to build a calf,Youngstock and dry cow shed with heifers 6 month and below on straw and 6 month and above on cubicles wondering if anyone has any photos/design ideas or advice on which cubicles to go to or not?
  2. Wynnstay

    Milk Powder Prices

    Milk powder pricing, always topical and emotive on-farm (especially if you are part of the Wynnstay Calf & Youngstock Team!), however, it seems even more so at the minute. Milk prices are certainly not on the up and milk replacer prices are doing the opposite and increasing at a steady rate...
  3. Wynnstay

    Making Youngstock Rearing Stack Up

    The cost of growing beef for finishing, the store cattle market or for rearing dairy replacement heifers, can put huge financial pressure on your business. Whatever system employed, realising a sustainable profit once all costs are considered can be challenging. With increasing fixed costs, an...
  4. Wynnstay

    Heifers Must Be the Correct Body Size, as Well as Age, at First Calving

    Holstein-Friesian heifers calving at 23 to 25 months of age have been shown to outperform later calving cows in terms of fertility, milk production and survival over their first 5 years of life. Recent research based on a large UK dataset of 396,000 pedigree Holstein and Holstein-Friesian...
  5. Wynnstay

    Cost Implications of Imbalanced Finishing Rations

    With high numbers of dairy x beef calves entering the beef chain (and the current beef price not setting the world alight), it is important to consider potential finishing rations and their cost implications. When it comes to finishing beef rations, the true costs per kg LWG should be...
  6. Ellie@Rumenco

    MAXX Calf Health – Delivering Real Benefits

    MAXX Calf Health – Delivering Real Benefits Calf health plays a critical role in the success of youngstock rearing programmes yet DEFRA figures suggest that as many as one in seven dairy calves and one in thirteen beef calves die during the rearing phase. Ensuring calves and youngstock receive...
  7. F

    TB restricted stock available for sale

    Any interest for.... TB restricted stock? We have baby calves, weaned calves and 450+Kg stores available. Selection of breeds .... plenty of Angus and Hereford baby/weaned calves and substantial number of ContX ave 450kg.