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5 ways to optimize ROI from beef-on-dairy calves

Increasing growth rates, proactively treating against disease, using timed A.I. and continued monitoring can help improve your beef-on-dairy investment.

Using beef sires to breed a portion of dairy females provides an opportunity to increase revenue from calf sales. As more dairy producers explore beef-on-dairy crossbreeding programs to maximize the value of every calf, the industry is learning some key insights along the way.

While we know what it takes to raise a productive dairy calf, there are some specific management practices needed to gain the best return in the beef market – and it involves more than just selecting genetics for a black hide.

Chris Schneider February 27, 2023



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