ABS & Dairy News

Beefing up fertility in Victoria

Like all dairy farmers, getting cows in calf is a priority for Simon Rea. Milking 520 Holsteins at Panmure, calving mostly in the autumn, herd fertility is crucial. “We’d reached a point where we realised, we were going to have enough Friesian heifer calves for replacements,” he said. “That when we started using the ABS…

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Beef market options deliver added benefit for dairy-cross calves

There’s been no shortage of interest in the dairy-beef calves hitting the ground at Kevin and Claire Wines’ farm this spring. The couple were filling their calf shed at Ecklin South with the ABS Beef InFocus™ animals as their spring calving draws to a close. “We haven’t completely decided what we will do with them,”…

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Unlocking income with dairy-beef

Improving his dairy herd was the impetus for James Couch to use dairy-beef semen. For the Nullawarre dairy farmer, it was a simple equation. Joining the bulk of his herd to ABS Beef InFocus™ – semen that includes three proven high fertility Angus bulls – delivered in-calf cows, but more importantly it helped cut costs.…

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