Crossbreeding

Jerseycowman

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Livestock Farmer
Any Jersey breeders ever try crossing with a norwegian red? If so what kind of cow did you end up with and what system are you running, ( seasonal calving/all year calving, housed/grazed?)
 

Bald Rick

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Anglesey
Yes but using Danish Red ….. we have both Jer x DR and DR x Jer

Reds on Jersey produces a dark animal similar in size to jerseys
other way is much lighter in colour and roughly Friesian in size

Housed, AYR,
 

Llmmm

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Any Jersey breeders ever try crossing with a n4 norwegian red? If so what kind of cow did you end up with and what system are you running, ( seasonal calving/all year calving, housed/grazed?)
Yes crossed a jersey cow by iatola to gopollen nr the heifer calf resembeled a shorthorn peaked at 35 ltrs as a heifer at grass in spring calving held twice to first service gave 550kg milk solids as heifer.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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