West Fife and Kinross Business Beef Group

The West Fife and Kinross Business Beef Group have been meeting in their current format since October 2012. The group consists of 16 enthusiastic beef and sheep farmers from 12 enterprises who meet 6 times a year. As well as technical meetings and farm visits, the group benchmark and carry out open account analysis with each other.

Group Topic

Improving feed efficiency in livestock

Feed is one of the largest variable costs to farmers. An animal’s health, stress, nutrition, weight and growth rate all affect feed efficiency. Finding ways to improve efficiency sustainably is crucial for better returns.

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