Finishing cattle at grass

ali j

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Mixed Farmer
Hello have a few Simmental bullocks around 530 kg 15-16 months old. Would I be able to get them in good weight off grass
 

ali j

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Mixed Farmer
They are out of fleckveih cows. I would be mealing them barley and maize when suitable. I’m try to work with rotation paddocks.
 

ali j

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Mixed Farmer
Barley home grown and maize bought. Probably the buying cost of ration around 330 approximately today. Probably only go up. Need to allow 1.50 a day I’d think at 100 days 150 pounds for ration. Cattle might be worth 1250 today going by mart reports although I might be looking at them through rose tinted glasses as they say.
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Barley home grown and maize bought. Probably the buying cost of ration around 330 approximately today. Probably only go up. Need to allow 1.50 a day I’d think at 100 days 150 pounds for ration. Cattle might be worth 1250 today going by mart reports although I might be looking at them through rose tinted glasses as they say.

That home grown barley is still worth £300+/t tipped in a lorry.
 

onthehoof

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Cambs
Finish all ours off grass, the cost of giving them barley will be more than the extra they gain in £££, but as said it has to be 'finishing' grass
 

onthehoof

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Cambs
1)What are they worth now
2) how much grub will they eat for next 6 months
3) how much will they be worth then

Should be reasonably easy to work this out
 

ali j

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Mixed Farmer
Brother would finish cattle coming up to 30 months bought as stores. They do seem to be on a finishing ration from housing to spring sometimes. I probably have more interest in a calf to beef although this is first year finishing bullocks. My few cattle averaged 1.12 over winter with these sims averaging 1.3-1.4.
 

ali j

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Mixed Farmer
Possibly worth 1250 now
I’d think it would take 250 to keep them at least.
can’t see 6 months into future
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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