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Holstein Bulls

All bull calves are reared on the farm for beef.  Hand reared, they are weaned from cows milk at 8 weeks old, and are moved onto a homegrown calf ration.  The bulls and heifers live together in mixed groups until they reach the age of 6 months.  The bulls are then separated into groups of 20-30 of a similar age.  Naturally territorial, Holstein bulls cannot graze where there are public footpaths, therefore they remain housed in loose sheds, until they have reached over 500kgs at around 15-18 months of age.  When they are ready to go for beef we want the least stress for the bulls, which is why we use a local family run cattle haulage company, who take the cattle to the nearest meat processors, ABP in Shrewsbury and Pickstocks in Telford.  

We retain a bull for breeding purposes, who will be selected for conformation, genetics and temperament.  We also have resident stock bull Bobbie, a pedigree Hereford.