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    Semen Prices

    I'd rarely say twins was the better option
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    Milk Price Tracker

    It'll be one of 2 reasons, Either they can't pay anymore or they don't want to pay anymore
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    Feeding out grass silage

    we feed just with shear grab straight from pit so no mixing. Last years cuts were quite variable. Didn't realise what a difference it was making not mixing till we turned out in spring and the timid quieter heifers and cows increased production some by huge amounts. They must have been left with...
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    Milk Price Tracker

    I'm hoping to do 850,000 litres this time so not huge volume but will be up 30% on last year I hope.
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    Milk Price Tracker

    FM 2p increase for Jan Is that enough?
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    Milk Price Tracker

    1.5p
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    replacement needs going forward

    What are peoples thoughts on heifer replacement availability going forward? we've used a lot of dairy semen including sexed, and with good cull prices we've improved the herd quite dramatically this last couple of years. Wondering if we should start using a lot more beef semen with beef calf...
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    All things Dairy

    she looks well
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    All things Dairy

    It could be a dalmation
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    Sheeted Somerset Cattle project.

    I used 15 straws in total, had 10 pregnancies and now 10 calves. But 8 are bulls :-(
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    Sheeted Somerset Cattle project.

    Is there a recognised colour for the sheeted somerset? This heifer stirk is red the others are black
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    Native breeds photographs

    Easier than just having 1. I guess if there's lots of 100% semen stored you could line breed individual cows to certain bulls try to create some distinct family lines. Certainly a task that will take some managing
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    Ayrshire cattle

    She's had 6
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    Ayrshire cattle

    Sired by tryst, out of a Jersey, 45 lires
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    All things Dairy

    Just a few pictures for the picture thread
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    Milk Price Tracker

    Local shop just started deliveries, for the first week 2litres of milk (supplied by wiseman) 1p when added to your order. Yep that's 2 litres fir 1p
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    Bloody calves

    I recognise the ticket, our local mart
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    Weghing dairy heifers

    I'm currently trying to lower my age at first calving but old habits die hard. Dies anyone else use a weigh band? I'm sure as I get used to it I'll be able to do it from eye. Served 2 today that the weigh band had at 360kg and 400. They feel small to me but hope they'll be fine. Just wondered...
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    Native breeds photographs

    Waterloo Rose, sadly had a bull
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    All things Dairy

    It's dropped you a herd replacement!! Every cloud and all that.
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