TITLE

Suckler herds struggle in Welsh hills

AUTHOR(S)
Davies, Robert
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;10/6/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 14, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the struggle of keeping suckler cows in Wales. Gethin Havard, chairman of a suckled calf cooperative, blamed the impact of support payment decoupling, poor finishing margins, cross-compliance limits on low-cost out-wintering of cattle, red tape, tuberculosis and the cost of pre-movement testing. There was a risk that a whole generation of upland farmers would lose the expertise needed to rear top quality calves using conservation-friendly systems.
ACCESSION #
23044476

 

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