When to kill Young Bulls

HillLuing

Member
Looking for advice on the best route of getting rid of.young fat bulls!

They are average age of 10 months just now and there average weight is 490kg. They are a mix of Limousine and AngusX Bulls, currently doing above 2kg DLWG

Currently my thought process was take them to 650kg live weight and get rid of the majority of them
 

tr250

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Location
Northants
They need to be killed before 16 months. They want to be about 700kg live killing out at 58% will make them 400kg ish dead. You want max weight with continental bulls to get fat cover. My brothers department these are
what he picked this week
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Raider112

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Obviously they need to be over 12 months, by then they'll be around 600kg on their current weight gain. Feed price and availability comes into it as they will eat a lot by then but this years crop will hopefully bring the price back and as long as they grow at that rate the current beef price should make it worthwhile to hold them a while longer.
One thing to bear in mind is if you grow your own feed you might want to move them rather sooner if you are likely to run out of barley by holding them as it got a hell of a trade this year.
 

Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
With the trade as it is and the cost of feed & straw I’m shifting mine as soon as they hit 600kg. It’s costing too much too get the extra. KO around 320-350kg depending on the bull. Some do get bigger before they finish as I want them obviously. But as mentioned above, I buy in everything too feed them. So hikes are biting hard at the moment
 

Raider112

Member
With the trade as it is and the cost of feed & straw I’m shifting mine as soon as they hit 600kg. It’s costing too much too get the extra. KO around 320-350kg depending on the bull. Some do get bigger before they finish as I want them obviously. But as mentioned above, I buy in everything too feed them. So hikes are biting hard at the moment
That's my mark just now, with less for B&W. Trying desperately to make straw and barley spin out to harvest time, although if the fat price is good enough it can pay to keep them I suppose.As long as you don't hit a fat class 1 which is possible with ABP grading.
 

Claas launches new line of Liner rakes

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Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland

Claas has just unveiled three completely new four-rotor rakes with working widths of 15m, 13.6m and 12.7m. These maximum spans widths can be adjusted by 3.40 to 4.90m depending on the model,

Claas telescopic arm

The new range has been designed to offer low transport heights, improved ground-contour following by the rotors, and ease of handling, according to Claas.

Adjustable working width​


One major development are the new telescopic arms which extend and retract by means of a three-stage patented system.

This comprises a ‘C’ profile and slide rails, enabling rapid...
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