Are you interested in Contract Calf or Heifer Rearing in 2020

Are you a farmer looking to send some livestock out for contract rearing in 2020 or a livestock rearer looking to increase your gross margin for the comming year. If so you should  contact us directly at Irish Farm Services. We are now putting together a list of interesred parties nationwide, in a bid to link suitable farmers and rearers seeking such arrangements. We have vast experience in this area and know what it takes for such arrangements to work effectively.

What is contract rearing?

Contract rearing involves the movement of replacement  calves or heifers from the owner’s farm for rearing on contract by another farmer.

With milk production increasing , the availability of land around milking parlour will place limits on the volume of milk some farms are capable of producing. An increasing number of dairy farmers are looking to  engage with other farmers to rear their replacement heifers for them. This helps to release land on the dairy farm for milk production.

What makes contract rearing attractive to dairy farmers?

In addition to releasing land for milk production:

  • It can free up labour to specialise more on dairying. (Especially in early spring when dairy farmers are very busy)
  • It can suit farms where livestock accommodation is limiting.
  • It can suit farms where heifers are failing to achieve the performance levels required.

What makes contract rearing attractive to rearers?

  • It can provide a steady monthly cash flow, giving a stable monthly
  • income by direct debit.
  • The business risks associated with drystock production are reduced.
  • It is potentially more profitable.
  • The demands of buying and selling are diminished or eliminated.

Who may contract rearing suit?

  • Farmers with good animal husbandry and grassland skills.
  • A farmer who may be looking to get out of cows but wants to continue with farming, and to work more sociable hours.
  • A partime farmer with suitable land and facilities.

Please contact us on 0877554200 or info@irishfarmservices.ie for any enquiries and we will do our very best to set you up with the optimal arrangement to suit your needs. https://irishfarmservices.ie/

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2 thoughts on “Are you interested in Contract Calf or Heifer Rearing in 2020

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    Robin Blackmore on Reply

    Hello,
    I am a contract heifer rearer in Killenaule in South Tipperary, I am an x dairy farmer and have 9 years experience in rearing heifers, AI trained,newly reseeded farm, presently doing advanced grass measuring with farmers Journal, took part in Moorpark contract rearing heifer trial for last lot of heifers.
    I have space for 50 maiden heifers straight away, if you know of anyone please give me a call.
    Thank You,
    Kind Regards,
    Robin
    086 8315738

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