Finishing cattle a 'tricky' business

Cooper, Olivia
September 2006
Farmers Weekly;9/22/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 12, p27
Trade Publication
The article reports that higher beef prices may be tempting some beef finishers to cash in and sell early, but Martin Howlett is hoping to maximise the potential of his cattle by holding on that little bit longer. Howlett plans to carry slightly more cattle than normal through the winter, with 150 12-18-month-old stores on the home farm and nearby Kit Hill. He will therefore be buying fewer calves at the autumn sales.


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