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What is ‘Beef on Dairy’?

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Beef On Dairy is a producer-led practice of crossbreeding beef cattle genetics to dairy cows. Through ‘beef on dairy’ crossbreeding, offspring destined for the fed beef market become more efficient and robust when compared to purebred dairy calves. In addition to providing economic and production efficiencies, ‘beef on dairy’ can also provide environmental benefits, resulting from feed efficiency, as well as animal health benefits from hybrid vigor.

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Jerry Wulf

Riverview, LLP/ Wulf Cattle

  • Year-round availability for feedlots 
  • Tightly held genetic population of dairy dams  ​
  • Consistency in marketing availability for packers
  • Improved cutability from straight bred dairy animals 
  • Consistent carcasses—with the right management and genetics

"By doubling productivity of the dairy segment and improving sustainability of the beef sector through ‘beef on dairy’ crossbreeding, one beef on dairy cow produces enough milk for 2,200 lbs. of cheese per year and births a beef calf resulting in an 875-lb. carcass." 

Jerry Wulf

 

 

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