Profit from British White

Choosing the right outlet for your stock will help to make them a commercial success! Take a look at the following ways to market the product of your herd:

Finishing for beef

 

  • Finished British White steers and heifers will produce an outstanding carcase for butchers wanting top-quality beef

  • Selling boxed beef direct to customers can be an excellent way to retain the most profit from finished animals

  • Aim for a 'handy butcher's weight' of 280kg - 300kg dead

  • British Whites should achieve grades between O+3 and R4L; more fat is achievable with time but make sure to suit the finish of your beasts to the customer

 

Pedigree breeding stock

 

  • Registering your animals with the Society opens up your customer base to those looking for bulls and females for pedigree breeding

  • Attending Society-supported shows and sales will get your herd noticed and boost your audience

  • A range of advertising options are available from the BWCS to help market your pedigree stock

  • Contact the Society or check the latest sale reports for a guide to pricing your cattle for sale

 

Live market trading

 

  • Selling stock through a live market can be beneficial, as long as you have realistic expectations

  • Rarer breeds (including the British White) may achieve a lower price than the equivalent weight/conformation continental or more popular native breed; buyers tend to stick to what they know

  • Cattle with reduced body condition or poor conformation will likely achieve a disappointing price in a live market

  • Keep an eye on price trends at your local mart; well grown and finished cattle will sell best but try to choose the right time for the type of stock you are selling

 

Using a terminal sire

 

  • If pedigree breeding isn't for you, add value to the progeny of British White cows by using a terminal (outright beef breed) sire and selling calves as stores or as finished cattle

  • British White females are super sucklers which will wean excellent crossbred calves

  • Terminal-sired calves from British White dams will display outstanding hybrid vigour for high daily weight gains and good health traits

British White Cattle Society

Albany Farm, Fen End, Over, Cambridge CB24 5NE

Telephone: 01954 232796 Mobile: 07771 333303

Email: admin@britishwhitecattle.co.uk

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