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  • Research (Cattle Behaviour)

    Hi, I am a final year University student at the University of Ulster. I am currently carrying out research into agonistic behaviour in cattle, particularly while being housed. It is my aim to develop a device which will help eliminate the number of injuries within the herd due to this issue. Below is...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by dgol92 on Fri, Feb 13 2015
  • Herford-Angus: The HyBrid Vigor

    My Goal : To grow a productive cow calf operation . The question: The outcome of crossing breeding the two breeds. Angus Bull to Hereford female, or Hereford Bull to Angus female. With the two cross options making either Baldie or Brockle , Im wondering in others experiences what are the pros and...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by Rubicon on Sun, Dec 21 2014
  • Bovine TB

    I would really appretiate it if any welsh cattle farmers could take aquick look at my survey Thanks
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by Beachbum on Mon, Mar 26 2012
  • Bovine TB

    Cattle Farmers (meat or dairy) in Wales As part of my research, approximately what percentage of your herd have you lost through TB since about the beginning of 2011. And what is your opinion od the new badger culling scheme set fourth by the welsh assembly? Thankyou
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by Beachbum on Mon, Mar 26 2012
  • Heifers failing to go in calf.

    Visited a client in County Kerry today. He presented a group of in calf heifers which had just returned from an outside farm. The heifers were all of an inadequate size. They had failed to go in calf early in the breeding season. These heifers were badly managed on the outside farm. This will have a...
    Posted to Cows 365 Blog (Weblog) by cows365 on Thu, Jan 19 2012
  • 100% pregnancy rate to AI in a group of 11 heifers.

    Visited a farm in county Waterford to-day where 11 heifers were AI’d to natural heats and all 11 heifers held to first AI. This is a remarkable result. The farmer wanted them scanned for pregnancy because he was convinced some of them were not in calf. Dr.Dan @
    Posted to Cows 365 Blog (Weblog) by cows365 on Mon, Jan 24 2011
  • Cattle id tags

    We’re working with a well-known tag manufacturer to look at service, support, marketing and product development of ID tags for cattle. We’d like to understand more about how you choose and use ID tags, and what you think about the prospects, benefits and drawbacks of electronic ID for cattle. Below is...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by njyr on Fri, Jan 21 2011
  • Heifers calving down at 3 years of age v's heifers calving down at 2 years fo age.

    Visited a client in West Limerick to-day presenting heifers in calf to calve down at 3 years of age. The heifers were well grown and by the time they will have calved, they will be very large mature animals. It is hard to appreciate the fact that calving animals down at 3 years of age versus 2 years...
    Posted to Cows 365 Blog (Weblog) by cows365 on Mon, Nov 29 2010
  • Weanling heifers

    Visited a number of farms today in the Midland counties of Laois, Westmeath and Cavan where suckler farmers presented cows for pregnancy diagnosis and weanling heifers for same. Many farmers bring their stock home from outside farms and only get the opportunity at this time of year to get the stock scanned...
    Posted to Cows 365 Blog (Weblog) by cows365 on Fri, Nov 19 2010
  • Using ultransongraphy as a tool in oesrtus sychronisation

    Client presented a batch of 30 heifers to evaluate them for breeding and to synchronise them for the purposes of use of sex semen over a short window of time. We scanned the heifers and identified stage of cycle that they were in. These animals were in the early stages of the oestrus cycle . They were...
    Posted to Cows 365 Blog (Weblog) by cows365 on Thu, Nov 11 2010
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