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Stratumann Verti-Mix - Beef finishing unit

A change in feeding regime has enabled this South Yorkshire family business to make better use of co-products and improve margins on its beef finishing unit.

Mark, John & Matt Crapper

"We can now make use of a lot more products in the diet" 

"We chop the stock feed potatoes in the diet feeder, which only takes five minutes.  They are then emptied out and we bucket them back in to add to the TMR."  Mark Crapper

The Crapper family of John, his wife, Sue and sons, Mark and Matt, finish about 1,650 cattle a year at Billingley, Barnsley, buying in stores and, finishing and then selling them through livestock markets and deadweight.

Read the full article here - first published in February 2019 in Beef Special.



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