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    Jersey Thread - For all things Jersey

    Have outwintered 80 head of Ped Jersey heifers this winter in what has been the wetest since records began. This was largely due to not having enough buildings and was in the process of tendering/aquiring a new farm. I was half expecting to face some disasters along the way, especially with the...
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    Jersey Thread - For all things Jersey

    Jer X calves and weanlings sold well at local market today. Hoping this new sale will provide some sort of outlet for Jer x beef animals for us on the island.
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    Jersey Thread - For all things Jersey

    Thanks. What protocol did you have before the above mentioned? At the moment im sitting on £50 an animal 2 x beef straws included. I binned the prids after the first group, someone then told me if cleaned and sealed up you can reuse them up to 3 times. At least the vet is making money 😀
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    Jersey Thread - For all things Jersey

    I have always considered myself a decent stock man with good cattle sense....... untill the Jerseys arrived 🤦🏻‍♂️ I now find myself spending most evenings trying to think like a Jersey and double guessing myself if i shut and chained each and every gate before i left. I have even had a few pull...
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    Jersey Thread - For all things Jersey

    Protocol for said group Prids in 2ml ovarelin - 5ml enzoprost 24hrs before prids out - 48hrs 2ml overelin and 1st a.i - 24hrs 2nd a.i
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    Jersey Thread - For all things Jersey

    Anyone got any interesting synchronisation protocols for Jerseys? Just done a batch with prids, what a learning curve. We didnt snip the ends off of the prids after implanting and Jerseys being Jerseys they found it hilarious to pull each others prids out 😭🥵 probably should have known better but...
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    All things Dairy

    @Bald Rick ref heifers i mentioned yesterday
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    Jersey Thread - For all things Jersey

    Surely the most photogenic breed on earth! @Bald Rick
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    Robotic milking

    Thanks for you're input. Every day is a school day.
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    Robotic milking

    We are currently in the process of designing a robotic set up on a greenfield site. Initially looking to milk 60 head and push up to 100 the following year. A few concerns that i have...... our herd will be block calved in the spring and predominantly grazed. We have opted to buy 2 used robots...
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    Recommend me a decent slurry stirrer

    i Would recommend the mixit as above. Simple design, cheap in comparison to other manufacturer's and does a really good job. Delivered in modular sections so a 9m model wont take too much room on a truck. They also offer an extension frame option with a hydraulic top link so it can be operated...
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    Jersey Youngstock

    Correct. I have enquired but thought id put the long range feelers out to see what happens
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    Jersey Youngstock

    I'd appreciate the opportunity if things fall through, all the best.
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    Jersey Youngstock

    Hi, hope its OK to post a wanted ad :) . Any Jersey Heifer young stock for sale? Pedigree/PB might consider crossbred. Ideally this years calves, weaned to 7 m.o. might be interested in bulling heifers subject to fast track planning consent. Genuine buyer for 60 or so animals. TIA
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