Those are impressive weights off grass without creep. I was thinking of buying 10-20 heifers and using them to provide stabiliser replacement heifiers for the herd, while still using AI BB, Blonde, Limo and Ch/Sim to cross breed on the cows??? although with with your figures I might have to reconcider - and go purely stabiliser???. my weanlins bulls average approx 450kgs & heifers approx 400-420Kgs at roughly 9 1/2 - 10 months with 1kg of meal a day for 2 weeks prior to weaning. I'm lucky to have good quailty (young) grass ( I reseed some ground every year) - I think it's the secrect to good daily weight gains, plus not being too overly stocked helps too!!!
I was thinking/ looking into stabilisers for a few reasons a) to increase docility into the herd - even though my continental cross breeds are relatively quite and easy to handle - but who doesn't need a easier life???????????
b) to reduce costs i.e. vets, meal etc
c) to increase milk supply to calves and get weight gain from milk rather than meal - although I don't use much at the moment plus I don't think young calves can develope much more then 450kgs for 10 months of age????
jabers - what are the stabilisers like to milk ?????????? What do you think??????