What do you do with the 60-70% of your dairy cows that won't be used for the next generation? How do you avoid breeding too many low-value heifers and small bull calves that are unattractive for a beef producer?
The use of beef genetics on dairy cows is growing rapidly around the world. If you've already tried Beef on Dairy in your herd, you've likely experienced the advantages:
- Bigger, healthier calves with a higher carcass value and ease of calving compared to traditional dairy calves.
- Faster growing offspring enabling the beef producer to raise more calves in a year.
- Lower rearing expenses and reduced replacement in your dairy herd.
- Better animal welfare and less climate impact due to a more targeted and sustainable breeding strategy.
When you combine beef male semen on your lower-ranking cows with female sexed semen on your best heifers, you get the most profitable results.