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FARM

LEARN ABOUT OUR STABILISER HERD

Gwyn was brought up with a farming background; he then diversified into shooting and hatching but has gone back to his old roots. Over the years, Mr and Mrs Evans have concentrated on increasing their land holding with the aim of providing our own beef, lamb and game on the dining table, with the land capacity consisting of 700 acres, allows our cow breeding stock to grow.

 

STABILISERS

The stabiliser breed is a composite breed developed in Northern America by Lee Leachman of Colorado. The breed was bought onto Bettws Hall farm in 2014 when Gwyn purchased 14 Heifers and 1 Bull, after working on the breed; we became multipliers in 2018 for the stabiliser cattle company. The Stabiliser Cattle Company is now a UK leader in beef genetics producing Stabiliser® dam line breeding stock and offers added value for finished cattle through an arrangement with Morrison’s. The focus of the breeding programme is to improve the economic efficiency of suckler cows and the production of consistently high eating quality beef for least cost from forage-based systems.

All hands on deck at the end of May, where Gwyn and Amy Horn are busy preparing ‘Cow tinder’. We put cows to bulls in the last week of June, they are moved to around 35 acres of land per bull.

CAISLEY DNA TAGS

 

We tag our born heifers and bulls with Caisley DNA tags, we test every cow or bull that is going into the breeding line, we focus on getting the best pedigree cows and bulls as possible. This is done by putting Pure heifers/ cows with Pure Sires, also by comparing EBV results e.g if the cow has had a heifer with a very heavy birth weight, we look at the Sires performance birth weight and try to lower it.

PERFORMANCE RECORDING IS THE CORNERSTONE OF ALL STABILISER® DEVELOPMENT

Working with the Stabiliser Cattle Company all Multiplier herds performance record all the calves they produce each year.  This makes the Stabiliser the most thoroughly recorded beef breed in the UK.

G & A Leisure Ltd.
Bettws Hall
Bettws Cedewain
Newtown
Powys
SY16 3DS
Tel: 01686 650628
Email: enquiries@bettwshall.com
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