Farmer Matthew Brownlee with some calvesMatthew Brownlee © Steffan Hill
As regular readers may remember, we carried out a CIDR-Synch programme on our home-bred replacement heifers. The heifers were bred from our Hereford and Stabiliser stock bulls and our Limousin-cross cows. After considerable calving difficulties this year with the Stabiliser bull, which was used on all our heifers last year, we wanted to be sure of proven easy calving genetics – hence the use of AI. The programme result was 62% – 10 of the 16 heifers were in-calf from the programme […]