Beef producers are making head-way in reducing antibiotic usage and at Pickstock we are committed to supporting on-farm improvements in health and welfare, to deliver continued progression. At Brongain Farm, we invest heavily in R&D to establish the best management techniques and disease prevention strategies that minimise the need for antibiotic use, particularly during high-risk periods.
Via this work, we are able to share tried and tested on-farm methods to other beef producers. This not only supports lower antibiotic usage, but also overall farm efficiency, delivering improved long-term financial and environmental sustainability.
ANGUS AND HEREFORD SCHEME
Partnering with Cogent Breeding Ltd, our Angus and Hereford Gold scheme uses the best sires to produce consistent progeny that delivers for the supply chain. Carefully selected, based on desirable traits to deliver a combination of exceptional calf quality and high growth rates, the scheme uses male sexed Angus and Hereford semen.
The aim is to help reduce the quantity of less desirable beef sired heifer calves, and increase revenue from calf sales, by producing an animal that is better suited to the end market.
The scheme is currently being pioneered at Brongain Farm, working with a number of carefully selected partners.