Cattle weights are proving tricky

Cooper, Olivia
March 2007
Farmers Weekly;3/9/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 10, p28
Trade Publication
The article focuses on several issues related to cattle trade according to farmer Martin Howlett of Cornwall, England. Howlett stated that the rapid fattening of cattle due to mild winter weather allowed him to sell them quickly. It cites that keeping cattle longer and missing the ideal grading specification cost the farmer 25-50 pence per kilogram in abattoir penalties. Howlett expressed concern about lack of government action on bovine tuberculosis.


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