Brettles South Devon Cattle
Young heifer calves, after weaning, are reared on ad lib silage with 2kg per day of bought in feed. Yearling heifers are fed on silage only unless they are being sparkled up for a forthcoming sale.
Bull calves are kept entire and finished as fast as possible on an ad-lib ration. Only the best are selected for sale as breeding bulls while the rest are finished at 12-13 months weighing 600 to 700 kilos. Growth rates of over 2kilos per day are regularly achieved.
The herd is committed to “Performance
The Brettles Herd has high health status and is a member of the BIOBEST scheme. Currently it is tested clear of IBR, BVD and Johnes disease.