Are you looking for more on the bottom line?
It may seem like farmers lead an idyllic life, riding the range, and communing with nature as they tend to their herd. However, as every breeder and farmer knows, raising cattle is a business, and profits are what is really important. Whether you are running a small hobby farm with a pair of cows or a 500-head herd, what you need is a breed that minimizes expenses and maximizes your return on investment. The British White is a breed that can do exactly that by staying healthy and converting feed into weight gain more efficiently than almost any other breed.
The British White is a breed dates back to when the Romans occupied Great Britain. Following the departure of the Romans, the breed was turned loose in the wild, and natural selection weeded out many of the traits that required the help of mankind. What does this mean for your balance sheet? Well, the British White is known for its resistance to diseases like viral pneumonia and tuberculosis, so you save money on medications and vet bills. The breed is also tick-resistant and has good strong hooves. All of these factors combined mean that your herd will resist infections that spread between animals. The result is that you worry less and run less risk of a herd-wide outbreak.
Sometimes it can be hard to get enough feed for your animals. For instance, drought can see farmers selling off entire herds for cents on the dollar. The British White has the ability to survive and still gain weight on extremely lean pasture. Cows produce exceptional amounts of milk for their calves, commonly weaning these calves at more than 200kg on grass alone. When feed is abundant, the British White is an excellent gainer – A British White bull averaged more than 1.6kg of weight gain per day over 140 days in a University of Missouri test. The quality of British White meat is unrivaled and on average, more than 90% when dressed out will be either prime or choice grade, giving you top dollar at sale time.
While breeders, farmers, and even hobby farmers may choose rural living for the slower-paced lifestyle, they still need to have a keen business sense. That means that profits are important, and maximizing profit margin by choosing an efficient and trouble-free breed is a smart idea. The British White is the breed to choose if you are looking for a breed that minimizes costs and produces top quality meat, all while improving your bottom line.
Originally published by Morris Halliburton