Whats in your AI tank??


Mixed Farmer
Butcher was a great bull, I have a Stock bull and a cow off him.

Dual Purpose Flecks will add real milk, but the yields some of them will do, a lot of them may be a bit too much for a single calf. Great for adding milk to herds that have gone too terminal without having to go down the Holstein X route.

I got the Siegfried and Hamlet along with a few others in a retired dairy farmers tank, that was a happy day! Too afraid to use them, they are worth a pretty penny now. They'll have to be used some day though, they don't make much of an ornament :)

I'll PM you.
How much is sigfried semen worth?
How much is sigfried semen worth?
I don't know, I can't bring myself to use them.
I'd probably only use one over multiple cows as part of an IVF programme.

I used one Hamlet on a few eggs from a polled cow last summer.

Like with many old bulls, there isn't a SNP ref for Siegfried at the moment, so a straw, or at least part straw will have to be sacrificed as a sample for profiling.


north Wales
Bit of shopping


I recall seeing Pedro cows years ago, they were nice soft fleshed correct cows that seemed to have milk as they were making a good job of their calves, a lot of today's Lim cows seem to lack all 3 of these characteristics.
Today's Lim is probably a superior grading animal, but I wouldn't say the breed has moved on in every way.
'Nice soft fleshed' . ....thats a contradiction in terms!


Quite a mixed bag here.
Limousine : Lodge Hamlet, Whinfellpark Garnish, Faisceau FR1211107248.
Simmental: Flop Agrochyt, Gif V CZ 82788064, Denizes Exclusive
Charolais: Nippon EXC, Eperon, Don Juan, Ekr CZ 590596042.
Belgian Blue: Mambo des peupliers, Newman du blanc dos, Langoureux de fooz.
Parthenaise: Ilus, Lamparo.
Bazadaise: Nino FR6414806297
Maine Anjou: Otello FR7298122331
Blonde: Gazou, Vacherin FR6503504517, Tresor FR3202758971
Piedmontese: Fabio NL 241436066
VRB: Jos KLH, Leijenhorst-176, Bandito van Pesaken
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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...