Jersey Thread - For all things Jersey

som farmer

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how much colostrum, or milk do you feed your jer hfr calves, they look good. Reason for asking, we acidify and store colostrum, and use instead of powder, but it's pretty rich stuff, and we have to be careful feeding it to frx and beefx, we have 30 hfrs i/c to jersey, and the calves are small, a base idea, would be good.
 
how much colostrum, or milk do you feed your jer hfr calves, they look good. Reason for asking, we acidify and store colostrum, and use instead of powder, but it's pretty rich stuff, and we have to be careful feeding it to frx and beefx, we have 30 hfrs i/c to jersey, and the calves are small, a base idea, would be good.
All our calves from the Jersey heifers are getting 1.5 l
 
how much colostrum, or milk do you feed your jer hfr calves, they look good. Reason for asking, we acidify and store colostrum, and use instead of powder, but it's pretty rich stuff, and we have to be careful feeding it to frx and beefx, we have 30 hfrs i/c to jersey, and the calves are small, a base idea, would be good.
If they're really tiny then only 2.5 litres but most I will still give 3 or 4.
 

nivilla1982

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how much colostrum, or milk do you feed your jer hfr calves, they look good. Reason for asking, we acidify and store colostrum, and use instead of powder, but it's pretty rich stuff, and we have to be careful feeding it to frx and beefx, we have 30 hfrs i/c to jersey, and the calves are small, a base idea, would be good.
Dad's favourite farm task calf rearing/feeding. He says he finds rearing jersey heifers easier than the BF heifers he used to do a home farm.
 

DickDastardly89

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North Wales
Anyone got any interesting synchronisation protocols for Jerseys? Just done a batch with prids, what a learning curve. We didnt snip the ends off of the prids after implanting and Jerseys being Jerseys they found it hilarious to pull each others prids out 😭🥵 probably should have known better but everyday is a school day as long as you learn by your mistakes. Sweeper bull in with the first group 25 days post A.I and i havent seen a hint of anything on heat yet so fingers crossed. I have another batch to breed in the next weeks so would be interesting to hear any input regarding group sync, irrelevant of breed etc.
 

jerseycowsman

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cornwall
Anyone got any interesting synchronisation protocols for Jerseys? Just done a batch with prids, what a learning curve. We didnt snip the ends off of the prids after implanting and Jerseys being Jerseys they found it hilarious to pull each others prids out 😭🥵 probably should have known better but everyday is a school day as long as you learn by your mistakes. Sweeper bull in with the first group 25 days post A.I and i havent seen a hint of anything on heat yet so fingers crossed. I have another batch to breed in the next weeks so would be interesting to hear any input regarding group sync, irrelevant of breed etc.
Classic schoolboy error with jerseys there. As heifers, jerseys will find anything loose and pull it! Prid tassels and heat detection equipment especially, they even lick tail paint off each other! As soon as they calve the first time, that does stop though
 

DickDastardly89

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Mixed Farmer
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North Wales
Anyone got any interesting synchronisation protocols for Jerseys? Just done a batch with prids, what a learning curve. We didnt snip the ends off of the prids after implanting and Jerseys being Jerseys they found it hilarious to pull each others prids out 😭🥵 probably should have known better but everyday is a school day as long as you learn by your mistakes. Sweeper bull in with the first group 25 days post A.I and i havent seen a hint of anything on heat yet so fingers crossed. I have another batch to breed in the next weeks so would be interesting to hear any input regarding group sync, irrelevant of breed etc.
Protocol for said group

Prids in 2ml ovarelin - 5ml enzoprost 24hrs before prids out - 48hrs 2ml overelin and 1st a.i - 24hrs 2nd a.i
 

DickDastardly89

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Mixed Farmer
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North Wales
Classic schoolboy error with jerseys there. As heifers, jerseys will find anything loose and pull it! Prid tassels and heat detection equipment especially, they even lick tail paint off each other! As soon as they calve the first time, that does stop though
I have always considered myself a decent stock man with good cattle sense....... untill the Jerseys arrived 🤦🏻‍♂️ I now find myself spending most evenings trying to think like a Jersey and double guessing myself if i shut and chained each and every gate before i left. I have even had a few pull crocodile clips of electric fencer 🤷🏻‍♂️ Makes work interesting and they are nice to look at
 

som farmer

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somerset
Anyone got any interesting synchronisation protocols for Jerseys? Just done a batch with prids, what a learning curve. We didnt snip the ends off of the prids after implanting and Jerseys being Jerseys they found it hilarious to pull each others prids out 😭🥵 probably should have known better but everyday is a school day as long as you learn by your mistakes. Sweeper bull in with the first group 25 days post A.I and i havent seen a hint of anything on heat yet so fingers crossed. I have another batch to breed in the next weeks so would be interesting to hear any input regarding group sync, irrelevant of breed etc.
xbred herd, with some purish, and x. We serve to oestrus strips for 8/9 days, then prelim, and serve to strips, we do this with the cows, as well. Our autumn block of cows, 55 to serve, 52 caught in 21 days, very cost effective, when compared to the full works we used to do ! This will be block serving number 4, doing it this way.
Jerseys are definitely different characters, one back last spring, went around nibbling all the oestrotect strips, so they were all coloured, halfway through the service period, hassle. We have one, that will walk up to you, and present the 'bit' she wants scratched, if you get it wrong, she will give you a very hard shove ! Luckily, when we first did the sync, our vet told us about the jerseys !
 

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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are actively growing.

“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.

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