Article from NZ Herald

The trend for dairy farmers to move away from breeding bobby calves in favour of quality dairy/beef cross calves which are fetching record prices, is reflected in the success of feeder calf sales in Dannevirke.

Calves have been in demand from rearers, finishers and the meat processing industry and with 4-day-old bobby calves fetching between $20 and $40 on the bobby calf truck, the payback for quality dairy/beef bull calves selling at $150 to $300 has been a win-win for dairy farmers, Doug Lineham, project manager for the dairy beef integration project said.


Cross-calves trend boon for dairy farmers