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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

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