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    Dalmatian dog

    IIRC that's why they were bred for, running along next to horse-drawn carriages.
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    Worm eggs

    Sampled the main mob on Monday. 200epg Nemo and 100 strongyle. Got them dosed which was really just as well because if they wanted to be left for a week, it would have been a right ball ache given where they'd be on the grazing rotation. Ovivac-p given as well, so hopefully no need to be in the...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    You mock, it'll be part of the organic standard shortly!😁
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    Thinking of changing to shedding sheep. Change my mind.

    Quite correct. The best of the first crosses are excellent sheep and I've sold and used a good few of that type of tup myself. Brings in myomax gene and some hybrid vigour with minimal wool. I think 1/4 or 3/8 Texel would be ideal in a shedding ewe, given proper selection. A little more muscle...
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    Ewe went to auction and was condemned

    They have an obligation to record and supply tag numbers when notifying the on movement, one way or another. Where I work, the tags are scanned in the forcing pen before they go up the kill conveyor, so no good for individual carcase traceability. Other places scan them on the line before the...
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    Ewe went to auction and was condemned

    I know, plus providing them with an opportunity to trouser lots of lovely luck money!
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    Ewe went to auction and was condemned

    Hmm, sounds like they might have a case then but have you seen written evidence and are the mart rules being followed?
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    Ewe went to auction and was condemned

    What's the latest @tr250? Any more info from the auctioneers?
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    Bull choice for heifers

    I can understand your view. The small size of most pedigree beef herds doesn't lend itself to accurate EBVs, hence my comment regarding calving surveys. Your plan of getting an older bull from someone you know makes sense. The principle behind EBVs is perfectly sound, execution is lacking at times.
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    Native breeds photographs

    Good photo, it's like a painting (y)
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Not really thinking of buying currently. Just mulling over some ideas. Basically, I just wanted to double check that if you reared autumn-born calves then purchase price + rearing costs would come to less than what it would cost to buy weaners in the spring. I imagine it would currently, as...
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    I have no intention of going down there for cattle, as I would then have to go through the rigmarole of testing my own very small herd. Exempt at the minute. The market report is very good, some marts up here could do with having a read.
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Calves seem expensive in general at the minute.
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    I'll have a look at that, thanks. But presumably prices up here will be a bit higher? Perhaps @Raider112 would have an idea?
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Expensive then?

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