CLASS WINNER Judy Irving with Marleycote Fawn 2 had a great result at the All Breeds Dairy Calf
Show at Stoneleigh
HUNDREDS of visitors attended the South Wales Inter-breed Dairy Calf
Show and young handlers competitions held at The Livestock Centre, in Carmarthen, West Wales.
The Baynes family, which produces the Northumbrian Pedigree Milk and Cream brand from its herd of 130 dairy shorthorns at Slaley, won the intermediate calf class and received an honourable mention with Fleur at the National All Breeds Dairy Calf
Show at Stoneleigh.
The male dairy calf
will never turn itself into a great beef animal, but good farming will produce superb meat from these livestock at a younger age.
It is encouraging action to meet the shortfall and says unless the various groups work together to make it financially attractive for suckler calf breeders and dairy calf
rearers to increase their output, slaughter cattle numbers will continue to shrink after 2014.
Calf Track: A system of dairy calf
workforce management, training, and evaluation and health evaluation.
And MLC analysts have become more pessimistic in their assessments of future dairy calf
supply and the suckler cow subsidy system as influences on the availability of prime cattle.
SATURDAY'S Young Members Association All Breeds Dairy Calf
Show at the United Counties Showground, Carmarthen, saw the Holstein provide both the supreme calf champion and the champion handler.
This follows a 125,000-head fall in beef-cross dairy calf
registrations from last April to December and continuation of the trend for dairy farmers to breed purebred heifers after the dramatic swing to dairy semen that began in August 2007.
Blade's focus is on the dairy calf
supply still responsible for about half of British beef production but badly hit by FMD.
GG Baynes & Son, Slaley; 3, Mr J Wood (Wheelbirks) Stocksfield, Dairy Calf
classes Champion: Tynevalley Casino Symphony by Mr C Baty, Stocksfield, Reserve: Hunday Empire Rosalind by E Moffitt & Son, Stocksfield, Class 14 Junior Calf: 1.
On every other issue, like the 20% heifer rule or the introduction of dairy calf
destruction schemes, they are split into fragmented camps that appear impossible to reconcile," said Mr Robinson.