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suckler

(sŭk′lər)
n.
1. An unweaned mammal, especially a suckling calf.
2. An animal that suckles its young, especially a cow that is kept to feed its own young, raised for beef.
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Rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths accepted that turning a profit from sheep and suckler cows is "not easy".
The project has, however, highlighted the current challenge of making money from sheep, and from suckler cow enterprises in particular, which corresponds with the Welsh Government's Farm Business survey statistics and correlates with data from the rest of the UK.
"There's not much money in suckler cows but one saving grace is that there's been plenty of haylage and silage made this summer.
3: Farming Connect workshop, with Ian Pritchard, SAC, "Suckler herd breeding", Crugeran, Sarn Mellteyrn, Pwllheli, LL53-8DT, 11am-2pm.
Hungary can spend a maximum of Euro 327.5 million to co-finance arable crops, Euro 16.9 million for milk, Euro 14.5 for suckler cows, Euro 12.8 million for beef, Euro 11.2 million for Virginia tobacco, Euro 9.7 million for reducing cattle stocking densities ("extensification"), Euro 7.1 million for ewes, Euro 5.1 million for Burley tobacco, Euro 1.1 million for supplementary ewe payments and Euro 746,000 for rice.
Table 9.2: EC suckler cows (1/) Change Country 1990 1991 1992 91/92 Thousand head Percent Belgium 350 370 460 24.3 Denmark 86 103 119 15.5 France 3,666 3,772 3,912 3.7 Germany 414 379 460 24.3 Greece 95 93 102 9.7 Ireland 680 783 912 46.5 Italy (2/) 475 666 700 5.1 Luxembourg 24 26 26 0.0 Netherlands 55 60 94 56.7 Portugal 206 232 236 1.7 Spain 1,082 1,213 1,275 5.1 U.K.
He will also share the findings of the Nuffield scholarship he completed in 2015 which looked at benchmarking targets for suckler herds.
"The environmental benefits of suckler beef as part of a mixed grazing regime on the hills and uplands of Wales are well-recognised.
All producers using a registered Beef Shorthorn bull on 30 or more suckler cows within their herd will be eligible to enter the award.
"With the value of suckler cows at their current level, farmers want to get every calf possible,'' said Mr Pritchard, of the Scottish Agriculture College.
Second is the demand by France, Belgium and the Netherlands to retain 100% of a coupled slaughter premium on calves, as well as the suckler cow premium.