250,000 heifer

Top Tip.

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Location
highland
I think it will do and more besides, it will be flushed and the embryos used in multiple recipients and the progeny sold on for breeding. Do that a few times and that one heifer could have 15+ calves on the ground in 12-18 months time.
I suppose it is a kind of self fulfilling prophecy as paying that price ensures that there are people who will pay a big price for the progeny just because the mother was a big price. No guarantee that she will breed mind these pedigree hfrs can be tricky especially when they are as well fed as she has been.
 

Optimus

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I suppose it is a kind of self fulfilling prophecy as paying that price ensures that there are people who will pay a big price for the progeny just because the mother was a big price. No guarantee that she will breed mind these pedigree hfrs can be tricky especially when they are as well fed as she has been.
True, no guarantee that they come out alive either.in fact so many things can go wrong it's a massive gamble in my eyes.
 

Farmer Keith

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Location
North Cumbria
I suppose it is a kind of self fulfilling prophecy as paying that price ensures that there are people who will pay a big price for the progeny just because the mother was a big price.
:oops::oops::oops: Shocked, surely the squeaky clean world of limousin breeders wouldn’t risk their reputation on such a scheme!

Fair pay day for the mart to, anyone think they’ll reverse last summers commission hike after all the “live and thriving” that’s been going on over the last 6 months?
 
Willodge herd one of the top respected breeders of pedigree limousin cattle
Their breeding is widely used in the top performing bulls and has been for many years including AI genetics
I am currently using 2 bulls here which go back to Willodge Vantastic
 

Fendt65

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My first thoughts were ???? What the heck, but there was someone else willing to pay £240,000 so shame she didn’t have twin somewhere!.
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
My first thoughts were ???? What the heck, but there was someone else willing to pay £240,000 so shame she didn’t have twin somewhere!.
I saw an advert on Facebook last night, for semen from her full brother.

I dare say she will have lots of full sibs via ET already.

True, no guarantee that they come out alive either.in fact so many things can go wrong it's a massive gamble in my eyes.
I expect their recipient dams will cope just fine.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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