As a founding pillar of the business, supply chain sustainability has long been important to Buitelaar Group. This and our solutions-orientated approach has led us to develop the Small Stature Herd Scheme in response to the lack of commercial value in the surplus dairy cross calves born in New Zealand style herds.
More recently, this scheme has been highlighted as a sustainable solution for dairy farmers requiring compliance with the ‘Every Calf Has a Value’ Scheme as laid out by milk processor, ARLA. Guaranteeing a secure, stable and sustainable outlet for these surplus calves, this ethical and financially viable livestock enterprise will help the dairy industry respond to changing consumer demand and offer the transparency, major food service providers and supermarkets expect.
We offer dairy farmers the opportunity to become an integral part of a beef supply chain, allowing for additional income through the supply of small stature herd cross cattle grown to a finished specification.
Our assured end market ensures farmers benefit from fixed, forward pricing on achievable target specifications. The scheme is supported throughout by our Tech Team and bovine vets, who are on hand to assist with building design, management, nutrition and health protocols.
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