'No profit from many dairy heifers until 530 days post calving' 'No profit from most dairy heifers until 530 days post calving'

Davies, Isabel
April 2015
Farmers Weekly;4/24/2015, Issue 1000, p1
Trade Publication
The article discusses a survey of dairy farms conducted by researchers at Great Britain-based Royal Veterinary College as of April 2015 in England, Scotland, and Wales, which reveals that farmers are not making any money from their heifers until 530 days after they calve down. The survey mentions how long it took for heifers to pay back the cost of rearing after they entered the milking herd. Comments from researcher Alana Boulton are also presented.


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