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Contract Heifer Rearing

Contract Heifer Rearing Farming Note

Contract heifer rearing involves setting up an agreement with another farmer to rear your heifers rather than doing it yourself. This frees up time and capital, allows you to concentrate on the dairy herd and offers the opportunity for expansion, whilst ensuring your heifers are being properly reared. There are however some potential weaknesses of such a system, such as opportunity for disease spread.

This Farming Note covers:

  • Heifer rearing costs
  • Deciding to enter a contract
  • Costs of contracts
  • Considerations when writing up a contract

If you need help to set up a heifer rearing contract, give us a call on 01458 851 555.

Issued February 2013.

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Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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