Secrets to success of beef high achiever

Part 1

Farmers Weekly has teamed up with Harper Adams University for a new Beef Focus Farm Series. During the next 12 months, we will be following suckler beef producer Ian Willson of Warsop Vale…

Secrets to producing one calf cow every year

Part 2

In the second part of the Farmers Weekly/Harper Adams beef focus farms series, we take a look at how Nottinghamshire farmer Ian Willison manages fertility in his herd…

Weaning ways

Part 3

Suckler producer Ian Willison is hitting weaning weights way above the national average…

Beef focus farm: How cow size affects performance

Part 4

Running an efficient suckler operation hinges on good management of an appropriately sized cow, which for Nottinghamshire producer Ian Willson means leaving room for flexibility…

Efficient finishing helps to hit beef carcass specs

Part 5

A careful feeding strategy is paying dividends for one Harper Adams Beef Focus Farm in the East Midlands, where carcass weights now beat the AHDB targets by 48KG…

Good growrth crucial to calve heifers at 24 months

Part 6

The economic benefits of calving heifers at two years old are well known. Micheal Preistley finds out how ian Willison is achieving growth rates of more than 1KG/day to enable him to bull heifers at 13 months…

Why breeding values make a difference

Part 7

Careful attention to the figures has helped a Harper Adams Beef Focus Farm in Nottinghamshire get great results from both terminal and maternal bulls…

Reduce waste to help maximise beef margins

Part 8

Margins at Williamswood Farm, Nottinghamshire, are dictated by changes in farm management and not in beef price, Harper Adams Beef Focus Farmer Ian Willison tells Micheal Priestley in our final update..