Phil Jones with Limousin cows
Artificial insemination is allowing a commercial suckler beef enterprise to calve heifers at 24 months – a year earlier than was possible when only stock bulls were used for breeding. Philip and Shân Jones first turned to AI in 2013 to increase black Limousin cow numbers. They had already been operating a closed-herd policy for three years in an attempt to eradicate BVD and, as a result, had insufficient replacements. “At the time we had a Limousin bull and three […]