Beef

  • BEEF - Time is money

    17 Apr 2019

    Subsidy change, environment pressure and changing consumer demands means that the UK beef industry needs a clear strategy for the future. Like every business, the need to improve output and efficiency by looking at the unit of fixed cost is the key area we have to focus on.  This can only be achieved if you establish (and benchmark) where your current output is, set a target to aim at and look...

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  • Arrange nutrition review and win boilersuit

    16 Apr 2019

    Rumen performance powered by new improved Maxammon   Maxammon is a grain treatment process that improves rumen performance and digestibility and as a result, leads to an improved feed conversion rate. With the resulting benefits including significant increases in liveweight gain as well as improved health, Maxammon can make a huge impact to the overall performance of any ruminant. At Harbr...

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  • BEEF - Utilising data proves the key to farm success

    3 Apr 2019

    by David Mackenzie “Tell me what you know, not what you think” was a question posed to me in a recent meeting and its resonance has stuck with me, particularly in this period of uncertainty. Many beef farmers are currently being posed with some hard questions regarding their businesses but often don’t have enough real data and performance information to make informed decisions. The fall back p...

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  • BEEF - Fertility is the key to success at Burnside of Tynet

    3 Apr 2019

    Brothers Frank and Wilson Thomson run Burnside of Tynet Farm near Buckie in the north of Scotland. The farm has been in the family since 1837 and has grown over the generations with the family having acquired new farms and neighbouring land to make it the enterprise it is today. Frank and Wilson work full time on the farm, alongside Frank’s son, Hugh and two other permanent workers, Kevin and...

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  • BEEF - In pursuit of the perfect suckler cow

    26 Nov 2018

    Gill and Malcolm Pye bought their 700 acre Rednock Estate in Stirlingshire in 2014. Having researched and invested in the development of an improved suckler female for the past 30 years, the site was bought with the intention of giving them enough space to run a successful commercial suckler herd alongside their Pedigrees. Today the farm is largely given over to cattle, with a small forestry en...

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