Spring time often see’s the availability of young bulls rise and may continue all year with more beef cross calves about.
Some beef producers may feel temped by this availability and lower cereal prices to start finishing young bulls.
Linden would like to remind any producers finishing young bulls or thinking about starting to check their market outlet and to research the economics and specifications. Many supermarkets have removed young bulls from their specification in recent years and this trend is set to continue.
The current specification for young bulls for virtually all retail customers is
- Under 16 months
- Between 260kg – 380kg
- Ideally a minimum finish of 2+
- A substantial reduction is enforced on young bulls out of spec
We strongly advise that you speak with our procurement team before investing in any young bull enterprise.