Demand for bespoke reared calves from Linden Livestock continues to grow

Out on farm: Tassagh beef producer Larry Nugent (centre) with Linden Foods' Wilson Giffen (left) and Frank Foster

Out on farm: Tassagh beef producer Larry Nugent (centre) with Linden Foods' Wilson Giffen (left) and Frank Foster

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Linden Livestock is confirming a growing demand from beef finishers for the weaned Angus and Continental calves coming from its bespoke rearing units, writes Richard Halleron.

Tassagh beef finisher Larry Nugent is one of the many farmers now sourcing weanlings from Linden Livestock. He is committed to purchasing 60 Angus and continental steers in the spring.

“This is my third year in so doing,” he said.

“I am able to source high quality stock, all of which have been reared to the highest standards. The cattle thrive from the day they arrive on the farm. Purchasing stock in this way also ensures that the Angus calves all qualify for the bonus scheme.”

Larry’s commitment to Linden Livestock has been complemented with an active grassland re-seeding programme on the farm.

“As a result, I am able to get the cattle through to their finishing weights at around 24 months with a degree of ease.

“All the finished cattle are sold to Linden Foods.”

Linden’s Frank Foster is confirming that a plentiful supply of weanling calves are available for sale throughout the year.

“But we are also seeking to establish additional purchasing arrangements from dairy farmers with Angus and continental calves to sell,” he added.

Farmers wishing to purchase stock or sell calves to Linden Livestock should ring: (028) 8772 4777.