One of the great strengths of the British Friesian, and a source of valuable income, is the male calf’s ability to finish and grade satisfactorily, either as bulls in intensive systems, or as steers, extensively.

The robustness of the British Friesian, and its suitability to grazing and forage systems, is well known.

It is estimated that half the UK beef comes from the dairy herd. A beef sire not only enhances the male calf value, but the female x provides the ideal suckler cow.