If I bought a cow.......

AGN76

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north Wales
for say £1500, put it into my neighbours herd and he kept the milk to cover it's costs, would I get any money back at the end of the year. Or would it be easier to ask how long is a piece of string?? :nailbiting:
 
If you bought a nice heifer at £1500 and if she got back incalf and if she calved in again well too a nice calf and if you sold her looking well as a freshly calved second calver you could well make yourself £500/600 in increased value and calf value, BUT there are a lot of if's in there and personally if i was your neighbour i wouldn't want the responsibility of having too get all those just right.
 

multi power

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Location
pembrokeshire
for say £1500, put it into my neighbours herd and he kept the milk to cover it's costs, would I get any money back at the end of the year. Or would it be easier to ask how long is a piece of string?? :nailbiting:
What do you want to achieve?
It would be better to own a small percentage of the herd than an individual cow or cows
 
In theory it works in practice and speaking from experience you could loose the cow or in my case 18 of them #daylightrobery #dickturpin wore a mask and Robin Hood had morals and only robbed from the rich this t*** stole in my worst time of life
Apologies for the rant to everyone reading as this was only one farmer
 

Rossymons

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Location
Cornwall
You could be right, Maybe I'll shelve all plans until the UK is tb free. Won't be long I'm sure!

The plan (admittedly by someone else) to buy calvea and rear on to I/C heifers is perfectly sound as I don't think you'll have any problem shifting them. Its just at what price? And you would want them gone the minute they're drawing udder so you don't get landed with them.

Thats all if you get TB by the way as well.

I know of loads of old dairy farmers doing it.
 

More to life

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Location
Somerset
The plan (admittedly by someone else) to buy calvea and rear on to I/C heifers is perfectly sound as I don't think you'll have any problem shifting them. Its just at what price? And you would want them gone the minute they're drawing udder so you don't get landed with them.

Thats all if you get TB by the way as well.

I know of loads of old dairy farmers doing it.
How can you plan to sell at £1500 then only get £800 and think that's ok ?
 

Rossymons

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Location
Cornwall
How can you plan to sell at £1500 then only get £800 and think that's ok ?

I was coming at it from the view of buying calves and rearing on to I/C and selling them before they calve at avg £1000. If he came down under TB then he could still shift them as I/C heifers but not at the £1000. TB is the risk of owning cattle.
 

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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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