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    Which lim AI bull

    yes - hard to calf but super calves
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    Suckler systems I may have tipped myself over the edge

    Few things I would watch. Summer mastitis is one. AI'ing cows inside is never as successful as when at grass. If you miss a few then they will run on into the winter months which then will bring scour etc.
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    Cripto

    I second this.
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    Rearing calves on milk

    As has been advised - give them all 2cc of Draxin under the skin - this is treating them for 80kg and covering them for 2 weeks. Any that are visibly poor at present give them Metacam into muscle (3 - 4cc be plenty) and some Nuflor or Fenflor or equivalent into muscle. Good luck.
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    Keeping an Eye / Keeping up with the Neighbours

    Pointed bit of fun for discussion today. Don't want to delve too deep into 'don't worry about what anyone else is it' Etc. Etc. But; Who else watches what the neighbours be at and evaluates themselves against them accordingly? For example, there are various bits of ground that have the...
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    Young Suckler Cow Down After A Hard Calving

    Fair point. Iv had to pull this years calf off today as he just wont suck the cow properly - he is nearly a month old and actually getting worse at sucking the bottle. If i dont act up now next thing is he will die - so, pulling him of and getting him to drink from the bucket morning and night...
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    Young Suckler Cow Down After A Hard Calving

    Hi all - sorry for the late reposnse. 1stly - the cow from the origional thread calved again this year on April 1st with the biggest calf iv'e ever seen - she went down again and i thought here we go... Luckily she got up again 6 hours later after pain relief, antibiotics & some steroid & now...
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    Roan Calves

    Lottery. White BB bull (red gene carrier like BB2247) on a red lim cow is one way. There are many different ways - although a BB bull or BB breeding in your cow is almost always needed. As I said - its a lottery.
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    Which lim AI bull

    Yes - I have no ice cream calves on the ground yet but have him in some blue cows. Just bought some Jaegarbomb straws too.....
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    Which lim AI bull

    Joskins, Ice Cream & TVR - none of these for breeding replacements though EBY for heifers
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    Lenders In Northern Ireland - Land Purchase

    Yes I am a customer also - not overly happy with them but laziness has kept me there! Will definitely look into BOI aswell. Be handy once I have all gathered for 1 bank anyway
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    Lenders In Northern Ireland - Land Purchase

    looking 3 years accounts upfront - never said anything about annual yet but I will ask £1000 set up fee plus valuation fees
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    Lenders In Northern Ireland - Land Purchase

    I am currently trying to borrow money for land. Dealing with ulsterbank in NI - they are quoting me 4.1% with a max lending period of 20 years. Is there anyone in NI who offer better rates? I read in another thread about Lloyds offering 2.2% and AMC 3%
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    Bounce Back Loan Top Up Option

    How many % of your turn over did you ask for the 1st time?
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    Bounce Back Loan Top Up Option

    Sorry if there is another thread on this new development - couldnt find it. Got a text from my bank saying that the Government made a decision on Monday to allow a top up to existing bounce back loans - anyone any details? My bank said details will be posted soon
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