Maximising profits through the dairy-beef supply chain

Published 9 November 18

Economic gains are there to be made throughout the dairy - beef supply chain. Making the most of technologies such as genomics and sexed semen when breeding herd replacements allows for the targeted use of high quality beef sires, producing a valuable animal that is well suited for the beef supply chain. Focusing on calf husbandry and feeding will improve health and growth rates, ensuring beef animals hit market specification and are a profitable part of the business.


10:30am - Arrival, tea & coffee

10:45am – Introduction and plan for the day – Amy Fawcett, AHDB Beef & Lamb

11:00am – Making informed decisions – Andy Dodd, Farm Consultancy Group

  • Herd Genetic reports
  • Genomics
  • Herd replacement requirements
  • Sexed Semen

12:00pm – Maximising Beef breeding – Amy Fawcett, AHDB Beef & Lamb

  • Today’s beef market requirements
  • Beef sire selection – Benefits throughout the supply chain
  • EBVs for carcase traits – A tool for commercial producers

12:30pm –Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm – The farm walk is kindly hosted by Maldwyn and Sue Pugh, Eastfields farm. Maldwyn and Sue milk around 290 cattle and are using all sexed semen and beef semen. They rear their beef calves on to 18 months of age before selling them on to a finishing unit. Matt Pugh from Belmont farm vets will give us an overview of the farm’s calf rearing system and how this maximises performance.

Find a date and location suitable to you: 


  Date Location

Maximising profits through the dairy-beef supply chain - Herefordshire


13 November Bodenham Parish Hall, Bodenham, Leominster, Herefordshire HR1 3LB

Maximising profits through the dairy-beef supply chain - Longridge


22 November Knowle Green village hall, Clitheroe Rd, Knowle Green, Longridge, PR3 2YQ

Maximising profit through the dairy-beef supply chain - Leicestershire

29 November Lutterworth Cricket Club, Coventry Road, Lutterworth, Leicestershire  LE17 4RE

Maximising profits through the dairy-beef supply chain - Compton

3 December One Hundred Acre Farm, Compton, Hants, PO18 9NN


*Please bring clean and disinfectable footwear.To book your FREE place ring the AHDB Beef & Lamb events Hub on 01904 771212 or email

*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible. Booking is essential for catering purposes.

Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details.