Changes on dairy farms an opportunity for beef industry | Rabobank

Changes on dairy farms an opportunity for beef industry

Feedstuffs – Don Close – February 6, 2020

The struggling dairy economy and eroding fluid milk prices have led dairy farmers to look for alternative sources of income, writes Senior Animal Protein Don Close in a new RaboResearch report, “Dairy Calves Get a Beef Makeover.” Breeding dairy cows with a beef-breed bull provides dairies with an additional income stream, and using genetic selection enables dairies to be much more efficient in developing desired herd replacements, he explains. Feedstuffs outlines key takeaways from the report.