Kill out % and grades of dairy bred blues

goodevans

Member
Blues are fine ,especially out of dairy cows,sometimes can be too friendly because of bucket rearing and more likely to want to bunt you,although you never want to trust any,I had cracked ribs for evidence
 

Full of bull(s)

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
Steers and heifers 51-54% from full weight, some short coupled bellied things can do under 50. I’ve sent black and white bulls on the same wagon in the past and some have died better than some blues. Blues as O+, b/w -O. There are too many bad BB AI bulls being used in my opinion most of them slipped into these three way fertility plus straws
 

Dkb

Member
I would say 52-54 as previously mentioned would be spot on couple of percent more for bulls.

This is if they are all adequately covered in flesh and well fed for slaughter.
 

Kiwi Pete

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Livestock Farmer
Only ever killed one
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421kg/730kg LWT is 57%, grass only.

Good chap, I told TFF he was "a shorthorn" to avoid the backlash of using him across yearling heifers :bag: but threw very small calves and quite short gestation too.
 

Kiwi Pete

Member
Livestock Farmer
You’re lucky you don’t get the pleasure of UK spec carcass trim. 2-3% off just for fun
This guy lost quite a bit from bruising, unfortunately he thought scrapping while waiting for a ride outta here was a good idea.
Powerful big sod, he threw another 700kg bull clean through the rails of our cattleyards, which cost another whole shoulder for bruising 🤬
 
Blues are fine ,especially out of dairy cows,sometimes can be too friendly because of bucket rearing and more likely to want to bunt you,although you never want to trust any,I had cracked ribs for evidence
Ouch sorry to hear, yes i was always brought up being told to never to trust a bull.

How do you go on with group sizes? Is there a limit to stop bullying from happening or are they ok?
 

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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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