The fast growing male calves are excellently suited for successful cattle fattening and provide dairy farmers with an important supplementary income stream.
Under intensive fattening conditions young bulls reach daily gains of more than 1.300g with a slaughter age of 16 to 18 months. 85 to 90% of the bull carcasses are classified into the European grade E and U, demanded by the market, with a dressing percentage of 57 to 60%.
Culling cows reach a slaughter weight of 350 to 450kg. The highly demanded carcasses are primarily ranked as European grades U and R and have a medium fat content and optimum marbling.