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Total calf births up by more than 110,000

Published 15/04/2015 | 02:30

Total calf births are up by over 100,000
Total calf births are up by over 100,000

Despite a big easing in calf registrations in the past week, total births are up by more than 110,00, according to the latest ICBF data.

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Dairy births were up by more, from 770,000 to 857,000, while beef births were up by close to 30,000 to 322,000.

With the majority of cows calved at this stage, and live exports at similar levels for the year-to-date, it appears that cattle numbers coming fit for slaughter are set to spike in two year's time.

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