With Arla announcing major changes in their Arla UK 360 contract, stating that farmers must reduce the number of male calves slaughtered before 8 weeks of age by 2020, we have been working alongside them by providing a breeding strategy to Arla trial farms that not only benefits the farmer but the entire supply chain by only producing genetically superior heifer calves and high value beef calves.
Using PrecisionDNA, PrecisionMAP, SexedULTRA 4M and Cogent Beef Impact can give you significant financial and genetic gain in your herd. By segmenting your herd and selecting your top crop of animals to breed from and producing a well bred beef calf from the rest will make you money, as well as reducing the number of dairy bull calves on farm. We call this our Ultimate Breeding Strategy and is possible due to ground breaking research and development into our products and services to give you a high quality experience.
Graham Wilkinson, Senior Director of Member Relations for Arla, states "It is vital that we continue to develop our standards and look at new ways of operating in order to retain the trust that consumers have in our products, and to protect our brand integrity."
Adam Buitelaar, Managing Director for Buitelaar, corroborates Cogent's strategy saying "Dairy farmers now have the tools available to ensure they breed the best replacements for their herd whilst producing consistent and quality calves for the supply chain – resulting in a win:win for their business."
Cogent also supply Male SexedULTRA 4M on a top quality sire line up designed for the dairy herd, to produce primarily male beef calves ready for market.
With industry changes geared towards eliminating the conception of dairy bull calves, the Ultimate Breeding Strategy is the obvious way forward...
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