We started farming in 2013 with a small number of stabiliser cattle, because of the breeds’ excellent fertility we have been able to increase our herd quickly through retaining most of our heifers and calving them at 2 years.
Our farm lies between 1000 and 1500 ft, we aim to get most out of grass as possible. The hardy nature of the cattle seems to suit this system very well.
Hardly any assistance is required during calving, this combined with the excellent calf vigour produce healthy and strong calves which further reduces labour costs.
We AI all the cattle. AI bulls are specifically selected through their EBV’s to improve each cow’s genetic gain and to hopefully produce top £Profit Heifers and Breeding Bulls.
Llion and Sian Jones, Llanrwst, Conwy.