Focus on finishing cattle: Nottinghamshire

Past Event - booking closed

20 June 2019

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Hodsock Lodge Farm, Carlton In Lindrick, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

S81 0TF

Join us for an AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic Farm meeting, hosted by R.E Howard & Sons, in Nottinghamshire.

Joe Howard will be finishing 260 cattle this summer for the Dovecote Park supply chain. The finishers are a mix of suckler bred Aberdeen Angus and beef crosses from the business’s dairy farm. Historically, Joe has finished his cattle on a 100% forage based diet, however this year, he has implemented a small trial with 30 animals being fed ad lib barley once they had reached 550kg. Joe runs a rotational grazing system and outwinters stock on forage crops.

This event will be an opportunity to discuss and learn:

  • How to manage grazing to achieve target daily liveweight gains
  • Options for outwintering finishing animals
  • Is it cost effective to feed concentrates to finishing animals and how does this effect the number hitting target specification?

It will also be a great opportunity to hear and discuss the changes that the business has made over the year and a half as a strategic farm and capture anything that you may be able to apply to your own business.  

To attend the meeting you will need to book so please email or call 01904 771212 so we can plan catering accordingly. 

*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible   

*Please bring warm clothing and clean and footwear that can be disinfected.