CATTLE ACQUISITION

Our Angus system relies on collaboration with partner farms. Within the partnership programme, Karpaten Meat buys Angus calves, Angus calves cross-bred with Romanian Pied Simmental or Angus calves cross-bred with other beef cattle breeds, according to the buy-back clause in the framework contract.

 

The main goal of our company, from the beginning, has been to build an Angus calves production system in Romania, both through a self-managing functional cattle hub, and through setting up a network of calves production through the partnership programmes we offer our collaborators. Our Angus system is based on cooperation with partner companies both for breeding and fattening. Therefore, as system providers, we support partnerships by offering fair conditions that are mutually beneficial, both in cattle sales and acquisitions.

Currently, we are collaborating with more than 500 partners, for both Angus breeding cattle and Angus calves acquisitions, located countrywide. There is a constantly rising interest in developing partnerships with Karpaten Meat due to the fact that, on the one hand, this is a profitable business, and on the other hand, due to the guarantee for product market, under the terms and conditions of the collaboration contract.

 

Karpaten Meat primarily transfers experience and know-how to our partners, and this know-how is the driving force behind system expansion. One of Karpaten Meat’s goals is to increase the number and quality of repurchased calves, which would directly lead to a high flow of direct payments towards Romanian farmers.

Calves acquisition conditions for Angus or Angus cross-bred with Romanian Pied Simmental

  • Calves raised on suckler cow and free-range grazing until weaning.
  • Weaning happens no earlier than 6 months
  • Minimal weight at buy-back time is 200 kg and maximum 400 kg.
  • Prices offered vary according to calf quality. Grade definition according to calf quality can be found accessing this link. Quality grades of beef
  • Prices offered vary according to calf weight. The calf is weighed at our Karpaten Meat farm on approved weighing scales with a partner representative present.
  • According to time of the year and established routes we can support transportation for a calves group larger than 20 head.
  • Calves castration brings additional financial benefit to the customer. Implementing calves castration

 

Appropriate and necessary documents for calves acquisition:

  • Original passports
  • Veterinary certificate for transportation of live animals
  • Animal movement form (F2)
  • Numbers of inter-county notices
  • The contract and invoice/fiscal document will be issued after the weighing taking place at the buyer’s registered office.

Become our partner!

Together with strong and trusted partners, we, the team from Karpaten Meat have specialized in the rearing and selling of Angus cattle and genetics, in the slaughtering and selling of Angus beef. To develop our Angus system we are looking for partner farms to join our partnership programmes in view of producing Angus calves. If you are interested, contact us!

Pasture fattening, a cheap option. From grass to beef!

The beef we obtain from pasture-fed cattle meets the demands of modern consumers, the Angus cattle being ideal in this respect. The robust Angus cattle are very easy to care for and have optimal roughage efficiency. In this way, farmers can reduce costs involved in intensive foraging. Grass feeding is easier to manage and brings significant savings compared to that in a conventional closed housing system.

Our goal – producing robust and easy to care for cattle

  • Cattle that are robust and easily adaptable to environment conditions, and resist to temperatures ranging -40°C to +40°C
  • Fertile, easy to care for cows, with high milk yield in calves suckling (Easy-handling-cow)
  • Excellent growth and high carcass yield
  • Calves with high average daily weight gain from grazing and suckling
  • Weaning when the calf has reached at least 50% of its mother’s live weight

1. Angus calves acquisition, between 200 kg– 400 kg, 6-12 months

2. Replacement cows acquisition