"Using Piedmontese sires over
British breed females gives me at least a 4% higher dressing % than
a straight British breed. Quicker growth rate, more beef but
retaining some fat cover. The vealers reach 180kg carcass
weight in a shorter time.
I really think the breed looks rosy for
medium/long term if we can get Piedmontese sired beef into the MSA
programme and win more carcass competitions.
The reason I am involved with the
Piedmontese breed is because I know they are excellent cattle.
They have unique qualities that other breeds cannot offer.
Benefits I have derived from
- I have learnt more about the
- Meeting our members/sharing
- Knowledge of bloodlines.
In November 2000 I was named as 1
of the top 10 Young Farmers in SA. Piedmontese featured in the
Mount Compass SA