Focus on finishing cattle: Nottinghamshire
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 KE.email@example.com 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.