‘Every calf has a value’ – although the new Arla policy doesn’t come into force until 2021, Sansaw is proudly leading the change by introducing new ways of calf rearing early.

Arla’s policy will see no healthy calf slaughtered or euthanised on a farm within the first eight weeks of life, allowing all calves not entering the dairy chain to be reared as beef cattle.

The eight-week period will allow calf rearing to the best standards to increase selling options, with Sansaw’s dairy leading the way with this standard.

The results have been phenomenal as bidders saw at the Barbers Auction sale at Hope Farm, Clive on Saturday, September 5 where more than 500 top quality weanlings were sold. 

James Thomspon, managing director at Sansaw, said: “Here at Sansaw, we always aim to be at the forefront of the industries we operate in which is why we introduced the new Every Calf Has A Value into our practices a year early.

“I’m incredibly proud of the team that put these new procedures in place and worked tirelessly to make it a success

“We had an excellent sale with a great turnout.

“The Sansaw team did an outstanding job prepping for the sale and we had lots of compliments on the quality of the livestock.”