Calves at Hillhead
Updated: Oct 2, 2022
Here at Hillhead, calf care is a top priority and sharing with you the detail and time that is put into this.
In the summer of 2018 we changed our breeding protocol to include only dairy sexed female semen and beef semen. This ensures we have less lower value beef animals on farm - which we previously sold at a loss. We now have an even higher standard of calf care and are producing high quality beef calves that are sold through Lanark market and Carlise Market. This strategy so far has aided in boosting the market prices we receive for these calves and aids in strengthening the beef sector right from the start of the food chain.
We also feel it is important to use our social media platforms to promote the hard work that we all put into setting and achieving such high standards. Also to promote not only the dairy, but the incredible UK beef sector too.