The new Bull Beef
Scheme will be launched at an open day on January 14.
Rigorous selection of potential breeding bulls means that up to 15 bulls are finished each year for bull beef
, further adding to the herd's value.
A total of 39 pure bred pedigree Welsh Blacks - mainly steers with some heifers and a few bull beef
animals - were entered for the sale and 38 sold.
FARMERS who have quit milk production and are looking for an alternative income could consider going in for bull beef
production is rising sharply in the UK, causing unease in parts of the retailing and slaughtering sectors.
Philip, who lives at Trelech Grange, helps his employer Harry Phillips with a 120-cow dairy herd, with all calves reared as dairy followers, finished beef and bull beef
, a 400-ewe flock for fat lamb production, five acres of potatoes, two acres of swedes, and 30 acres of saltings wharf.
The Welsh Meat Company, in a joint initiative with the Wynnstay Group, Oswestry, is talking to farmers about a new project to produce bull beef
from Welsh dairy herds.
Major retailers and processors in the UK are shrugging off protests by farmers' lobbyists against cheap German bull beef
Over 40,000 Holstein bull calves have been exported since March and decent calves able to be reared for veal or bull beef
are now averaging pounds 50-pounds 60 compared with an all-market average of less than pounds 5 at the beginning of the year," explained NBA policy adviser Kim Haywood.
The enterprise consists of a 120-cow dairy herd with all calves reared as dairy followers, finished beef and bull beef
, 400 ewes producing fat lambs, five acres of potatoes, two acres of swedes, 30 acres of saltings wharf and short-term grass keep, corn, fodder beet and maize.
Sides and boxes of German bull beef
are now circulating in the British wholesale trade at prices about 40% lower than the supermarkets are paying for home produced steer and heifer meat.
He has done a variety of tasks during his 15 years on the 500-acre farm where they have a 120-strong dairy herd with all calves reared as dairy followers, finished beef and bull beef