Services in a Day?

Haydn Lloyd

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Not sure what they could serve. Some pick on cows some serve then leave them.
Most we had in 24 hours was 14, 2 bulls. Wouldnt be rare to have 5/6 cows calves a day.
 

Al R

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Livestock Farmer
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West Wales
We have had 4 calves from our small suckler herd so far today, and looking like another overnight, so 5 in 24hrs.

A record for us. Certainly, Teddy has answered any questions on his fertility..... :)

Set me wondering what numbers a Bull could service in a day...?
Slightly different as there’s a lot of bulls and cows involved but a good friend of mine had 78 cows calve in a few days the other day 😮 I’m sure last year they did 450 in 12 days
 
Young bull says to the old bull let's run down the field and serve an heifer. Old bull says let's walk down an serve them all.

I've heard it said that the best bull for service is the one you never see working.
Eight one day by one bull.
:)

Never see Ted working, maybe one or two in 9 years! Too old for a bigger herd, but fine for 30 coos, his Hex calves are easy calving, grow like weeds and sell well in Drayton. He is also a nice temperament, which is a real plus for us 2 old codgers!! :D
 

AftonShepherd

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Livestock Farmer
Location
East Ayrshire
Someone told me once (not sure if it's scientific) that bull's were capable of ejaculating 8 times in an hour. In theory a bull could serve 192 cows in 24 hours if he had the stamina lol. Obviously that kind of performance wouldn't be sustainable and even if it was he'd struggle to remember which he'd already done and which were still to do.
 

digger64

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Someone told me once (not sure if it's scientific) that bull's were capable of ejaculating 8 times in an hour. In theory a bull could serve 192 cows in 24 hours if he had the stamina lol. Obviously that kind of performance wouldn't be sustainable and even if it was he'd struggle to remember which he'd already done and which were still to do.
how do you know ? re his memory
 
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Early moves to target wild oats

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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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