250,000 heifer

Cowmansam

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Livestock Farmer
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Shropshire
Haha we all have moments when we need to think about why are we doing what we’re doing aslong as it makes sense to yourself that’s good enough even if the rest think it odd
 
The bit I can’t get my head around is the fact we moved away from native cattle purely because we couldn’t sell the bloody calves to mount up into any real money.
Now we’ve changed definitely for the better from my angle perspective I seem to get shot with shyte saying it’s wrong and I should go back
No bloody way
I didn’t choose what folks want to buy I had to adapt to what they wanted
Also I don’t have any £3000 cows not one
I can however sell £1250 bullocks of £700 cows with a decent bull
I can get £1100 average for a wagon load of 14 months old stores off a mix of cows
I couldn’t see me managing to achieve this with anything else
 

Henarar

Member
Livestock Farmer
The bit I can’t get my head around is the fact we moved away from native cattle purely because we couldn’t sell the bloody calves to mount up into any real money.
Now we’ve changed definitely for the better from my angle perspective I seem to get shot with shyte saying it’s wrong and I should go back
No bloody way
I didn’t choose what folks want to buy I had to adapt to what they wanted
Also I don’t have any £3000 cows not one
I can however sell £1250 bullocks of £700 cows with a decent bull
I can get £1100 average for a wagon load of 14 months old stores off a mix of cows
I couldn’t see me managing to achieve this with anything else
So what do you do with all the money you make ?
Just messing
 

Henarar

Member
Livestock Farmer
The bit I can’t get my head around is the fact we moved away from native cattle purely because we couldn’t sell the bloody calves to mount up into any real money.
Now we’ve changed definitely for the better from my angle perspective I seem to get shot with shyte saying it’s wrong and I should go back
No bloody way
I didn’t choose what folks want to buy I had to adapt to what they wanted
Also I don’t have any £3000 cows not one
I can however sell £1250 bullocks of £700 cows with a decent bull
I can get £1100 average for a wagon load of 14 months old stores off a mix of cows
I couldn’t see me managing to achieve this with anything else
We switched from Hereford bulls to British blue and changed nothing else and the sale price for the calves went up around 100 quid, this was back when you were lucky to get 500 quid for them, using the blue bull was no more hassle in comparison nor was rearing the calves, as you say its a job to walk away from that sort of gain but each to their own
 
The bit I can’t get my head around is the fact we moved away from native cattle purely because we couldn’t sell the bloody calves to mount up into any real money.
Now we’ve changed definitely for the better from my angle perspective I seem to get shot with shyte saying it’s wrong and I should go back
No bloody way
I didn’t choose what folks want to buy I had to adapt to what they wanted
Also I don’t have any £3000 cows not one
I can however sell £1250 bullocks of £700 cows with a decent bull
I can get £1100 average for a wagon load of 14 months old stores off a mix of cows
I couldn’t see me managing to achieve this with anything else
By 14 months I'd be pretty upset if they weren't that on an average year.
 
I wouldn't suggest that @egbert goes out and buys a British blue bull though as he probably knows what works best on his place
having said that the SD cross Belty cow we bought from his relative produces a good calf with the blue bull on her but she isn't half fat, the living is way to good here.
Oh aye, I've heard a blue bull can be run with a bunch of old rag tags and 1 titters and eat scraps then go out and top the markets no bother.
 

egbert

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I wouldn't suggest that @egbert goes out and buys a British blue bull though as he probably knows what works best on his place
having said that the SD cross Belty cow we bought from his relative produces a good calf with the blue bull on her but she isn't half fat, the living is way to good here.
they're a banging cross, although obviously you've got to watch the SD bull for size on Gal cows.
Handy 'easy first calf' for SD hfrs going the other way too.........................

Getting fat? Shove her on straw for a winter? Leave the calf on 11.5 months?;)
 

Hilly

Member
The bit I can’t get my head around is the fact we moved away from native cattle purely because we couldn’t sell the bloody calves to mount up into any real money.
Now we’ve changed definitely for the better from my angle perspective I seem to get shot with shyte saying it’s wrong and I should go back
No bloody way
I didn’t choose what folks want to buy I had to adapt to what they wanted
Also I don’t have any £3000 cows not one
I can however sell £1250 bullocks of £700 cows with a decent bull
I can get £1100 average for a wagon load of 14 months old stores off a mix of cows
I couldn’t see me managing to achieve this with anything else
Errr the customer asked for Angus that you constantly slagg off that’s what they asked for and that why people keep them , perhaps if you didn’t keep slagging them off you would attract getting shot with sh!t as they are just doing as you think you are doing.
 

Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

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Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

Written by Defra Press Office

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There has been coverage today in the I and the Guardian, reporting on speculation around the upcoming government response to the recent Gene Editing consultation, which closed on 17th March.

A full government response, which will include a thorough analysis and summary of the responses to the consultation and which will set out our next steps, will be published in due course.

Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that mother nature has provided, such as breeding...
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