Saler or lim x British friesian


Currently running saler cows put to the Charolais bull but have got the chance of some lim x British Friesian heifers. Just wondering which people think will produce the heaviest Charolais calves, the best would be sold straight off the cow and the rest to be sold as yearling stores.
I remember 30 years ago the lim x British Friesian cows putting some serious milk into the Charolais calves until the Holstein ruined to quality of the cows. Obviously anything out of a British Friesian is a rareity these days. Thanks


They will both do the job I think maybe the limx might do it slightly better if I’m honest but the saler will do it with less work, hassle and problems associated with dairy type suckler cows low bags, bad feet etc and you can’t breed your own replacements

Bill dog

Mixed Farmer
Scottish Borders
Wouldn’t the wider pelvic area of the saler make for easier calving to the char. And ample milk, rather than a dairy cross thing that may have far too much , then get weeded!🤷‍♂️

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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...