suckler


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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.

suckler

a young animal that is still drawing milk from its dam; a nursing female animal, usually a cow.

suckler herd
a herd of cattle composed of dams and their young calves up to the point of weaning.
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We believe there are opportunities to encourage suckler beef production through agri-environment schemes under the Wales RDP.
2: EC suckler cows (1/) Change Country 1990 1991 1992 91/92 Thousand head Percent Belgium 350 370 460 24.
Assessment criteria will include technical and financial management, genetics, herd health, marketing and the performance and impact of Beef Shorthorn within the suckler herd.
It can be seen that on a gross margin basis both sheep and suckler calf enterprises made a positive return last year, although it was a significantly reduced return when it comes to sheep.
Over the next few weeks he will be leading a series of Farming Connect workshops showing how producers can improve their suckler cow herds by breeding their own replacements (details right).
Farmers are now permitted to claim the SCP on some animals that will be finished as slaughter stock rather than kept as suckler cows.
NFU deputy president Mr Tim Bennett said: 'The NFU has always opposed any cut in suckler cow quota as we felt that it was neither necessary nor desirable to cut beef production from suckler beef animals.
While the lambs are profitable, they could be ditched in favour of suckler production unless they start producing bigger margins.
2013 saw a rise in confidence among beef producers which was perhaps the catalyst for the start of growth in suckler numbers.
Blaencwmpridd farm at Synod Inn near the Cardiganshire coast extending to 355 acres, is managed by brothers James and Alec Cowan, this year's winners of the highly-prestigious Welsh Suckler Herd of the Year competition jointly organised by British Charolais Cattle Society and Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC).
Mr Owen has his own 25-cow pedigree herd alongside a 100-cow prize-winning suckler herd on his 550-acre unit, Braich y Saint.
Changing calving patterns in the suckler cattle sector might make the beef market a little easier for buyers in the next few months.