Davies, Robert
July 2008
Farmers Weekly;7/18/2008, p54
Trade Publication
The article reports that beef farmers could boost margins by improving the calving-to-conception interval of their suckler cows, according to Martin Kavanagh, veterinary director of Keenan Rumans who spoke at a seminar in Powys, Wales. He explained that body condition at calving is a key factor. Kavanagh suggested herd managers should start thinking early about the risk of getting cows over-fat. Sucklers required less forage later in the grazing season when their calves were eating a lot more grass.


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