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    Jersey cross/ purebreds, costs, outputs?

    What would fleckvieh milk look like in comparison to friesian and jersey?
  2. J

    Feeding heifers and cows in the same shed

    If serving 2 days in a row with sexed, split ther straw between 2 heifers that way your cost is the same, it's what we do with or sucklers and haven't noticed any negative effects on conception. My old boss didn't split for a year and his condition rate was 62% he then split for a year and it...
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    Arla

    Not necessarily dairy products I was referring to, more agricultural products in general, plenty of New Zealand lamb on the shelves...
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    Herringbone with in shed feeder & poor throughput

    Lic would say that wouldn't they though? They sell grazing semen and therefore want to encourage grazing cows not concentrate usage... I didnt say wheat and soya are cheap, and I personally wouldn't want to be feeding 4t per cow but I know people that do, and I know far more people feeding 4t...
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    Arla

    Bet the same ones complaining about the cheese would be more than happy to send New Zealand produce over here though...
  6. J

    Herringbone with in shed feeder & poor throughput

    You could, I wouldnt reccomend it though. It's an average. 8kg of cake up until the last 3 months isnt an issue, some of the big holstein guys could be feeding 4t a lactation that's 13kg/day
  7. J

    Herringbone with in shed feeder & poor throughput

    Yes but you could also argue that the first kg should give you more than 2 litres 😂 either way for the first 8kg I would say an average of 15-16 litres return would be reasonable
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    Herringbone with in shed feeder & poor throughput

    Yes. Assuming a milk price of £0.28/litre and a cake price of £350/t you would have a 'profit' of £0.21/kg of cake fed, up to 8kg/cow/day fed anything more and this would decrease. Maths: Cake £350/t = £0.35/kg 1kg of cake = 2 litres 28ppl x 2 = £0.56 £0.56-£0.35=£0.21 How much you feed is...
  9. J

    Jersey cross/ purebreds, costs, outputs?

    Why??? Friesians graze just as well as jerseys and no one can convince me otherwise, yes jerseys will need less acres than a friesian but the friesian will reward you with extra milk and whatever you gain in ccomponents from the jersey you'll lose in cull and calf value, and imo, there wont be a...
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    All things Dairy

    Lucky lad!
  11. J

    All things Dairy

    Do you need a purpose built pen for a Hereford bull? I'd get it for a jersey bull but seems a bit extreme for a Hereford?
  12. J

    All things Dairy

    Thinking about it, I think it was when we sold some stores up there and asked them to pay via bacs and they point blank refused
  13. J

    All things Dairy

    I could be wrong but thought they would only accept cheque as well, unless yours was an exception? The sooner cheques are gone the better, so much bloody hassle
  14. J

    All things Dairy

    On the topic of kivells, does anyone else find it archaic that you cant pay via bank transfer or by debit/credit card???
  15. J

    All things Dairy

    Clear test here as well :)
  16. J

    British friesian bulls

    True
  17. J

    British friesian bulls

    Completely agree but they can do it, but holsteins would be better in this system as they would do it more efficiently. In the same way holsteins can do low input grazing but no where near as efficiently as a friesian can. But either way they can both do each system so it's not fair to say that...
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    British friesian bulls

    I dont believe that the breed declined because of it's own fault but more because holsteins took over. They came in and said all the advantages of more milk (vital in a country that at the time was mostly liquid milk contracts), without losing pedigree status and no disadvantages! Of course...
  19. J

    British friesian bulls

    Trouble is, if you want to breed bulls and heifers to sell, the reality is you need to, even if you dont want to
  20. J

    British friesian bulls

    No offence to both of you, but it sounds like you were using the wrong bulls. Friesians can and do milk, I've witnessed it with my very own eyes. But more importantly they milk from low input systems. You have to remember if the breeders hadn't bred for nice looking cows you would be here...

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