Wanted - Commercial beef units for AHDB beef efficiency project

Friday 24 July 2015
Wanted - Commercial beef units for AHDB beef efficiency project

AHDB is seeking to recruit two or three commercial beef units where feed efficiency measurements in growing beef cattle can be recorded as part of this project. The farms must have dedicated shed capacity, a good handling system and be able to install specific feeding equipment to enable the recording of individual feed intake of cattle.

A range of suckler bred and dairy X beef cattle will come on to the units for periods of around 15 weeks at a time. During this period they will be group housed, fed a defined total mixed ration and weighed regularly.

Anyone interested in applying must be able to demonstrate high levels of management on their current unit. They must also have a willingness to spend time showing visitors around the unit and promoting the project.

More information and an application form can be downloaded from here. For queries regarding the application or the project, then please contact Mary Vickers on 07990 506012 or email mary.vickers@ahdb.org.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm 18 September 2015.   

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