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    Blonde bulls

    Never used Sauveur yet only got 5 straws to make up an order back when I first got the tank. Hoping to use him with a pure cow next year if I can get to her before the bull does. Had one calf to Boxster. Cow was in very good condition as she had aborted her calf the year before. Calf was...
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    Blonde bulls

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    Blonde bulls

    I've been getting on better with the AI by waiting about 3 hours after they have been doing all their jumping about and are more settled with themselves. Also found using a mineral drench or a good go of powder bulling minerals leading up to heat makes a better heat and easier to serve. The...
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    Blonde bulls

    Thats pretty crud on Genus' part. Even though I'm not successful every time it's been more successful for myself to do it. Can time it far better and not have to wait for a time slot that's not favourable. And it's a bit more satisfying when you see the calf on the ground and you know that you...
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    Blonde bulls

    Yeah. If anything bulling in the spring before turn out I usually give it a go. Got a variety o stuff in the tank so try and pick something to suit the cow. If it's a maternal type I'll use something with a bit o muscle but if it's a muscle type cow I'll go with something plainer to try and keep...
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    Blonde bulls

    Think I have 5 of Tyson left in me tank. Wished I had gotten a few more when I did get them. Only have the 2 from Hashtag at the moment and they seem to be doing fine.
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    Blonde bulls

    Do my own AI. Did 2 heifers last year to Hashtag, one heifer I did a repeat on but held fine then. Did that same 2 again this year to Hashtag when they came to their first heat after calving, and both held first time. At times AI is pretty frustrating though.
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    Blonde bulls

    Lochhead Tyson don't think you can get him anymore he's good for heifers, might be a bit worried about your limx blues to fanfare though. You'll need to keep a good eye on them I would think. Don't know about the other bulls you've mentioned there. If your looking at getting some french stuff...
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    Blonde bulls

    What like was the Agri Expo. What like was the Agri Expo? Did Plato make an appearance? What price is a straw of Plato? Might consider getting some for the A.I. tank also.
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    Blonde bulls

    Sorry, I missed it too. Had the bairns at a sheep sale yesterday. Would be good if the blonde society would do a sales report after a sale. Often wondered how a sale went and how the prices were. Only see the champion and reserve price at times. Catherine MacGregor puts up on her site after...
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    Blonde bulls

    😳 That's a good lot of kye. Be a job keeping on top of all that. Do you have many workers to help out? Have 3 stock bulls. Probably 1 to many, it's more down to field management. And if anything thing went wrong with one we will still have plenty of cover for the cows.
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    Blonde bulls

    Try to calf up to 60 cows. Always seems to be a few problems and don't quite get to that. Such is farming!!. Put a lot of x heifers this year to a Saler bull that I've had for a couple of years now. For the pures I AI them. Might see how the Hashtag bull calf turns out might use him on heifers...
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    Blonde bulls

    Cheers. Yeah happy with them. They've done well considering we've had a hellish dry summer. Something we're not used to up here in Orkney. It's certainly affected grass growth. The. Cows have had to do with very little grass. Don't do any creep feeding untill they come in for the winter. So not...
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    Clover Experiment

    After spraying some fields with forefront to get rid of docs and ragwort. It also wiped out the clover which I knew it would do. The next year after cutting I got some clover seed and mixed it in with the fert as the bag was pouring in to the spreader. Didn't do anything after that. That clover...
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    Blonde bulls

    Cheers. The heifers were in pretty good condition. Didn't need much. Once the head was out the rest o the calf came fine. They've both been AI'd back to him again, 🤞 they've held.
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