Dan Burling to speak at the British Cattle Breeders Club Conference on the 23rd January 2018
Dan Burling is giving a presentation describing his approach to using EBVs and selection Indexes for commercial success, at the 2018 BCBC Conference on the 23rd January 2018.
Dan’s 200-cow Stabiliser suckler herd is run alongside 550 ha of arable and has to pay its way. Since changing to Stabilisers from continental crossbreds and making use of EBVs and a commercially focused genetic index system he has seen: a decrease in barren cows from 7% to between 3 & 5%: calving assists have dramatically dropped to around 2% with no vet interventions: dry cow feed costs have reduced by 30% in the last 5 years: feed conversion rates have improved to around 5 to 1. Using EBVs and selection indexes is directly contributing to his herd profitability.
The conference is held at:-
Telford Hotel and Golf Resort,
Telford, TF7 4DT