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Herd Update 26.06.17

General Detail

  • Heavy rainfalls of rain and cold nights has led to some paddocks not been fully utilised. (24mm of rain fell on Monday night 26th)
  • Facial sample for parasite analysis were taken off all the beef animals and action will take place depending on results.
  • Decision taken to take out 13 acres of paddocks on Monday the 19th and bale on Tuesday the 20th during ideal weather conditions.
  • Spread one bag of CAN per acre on every paddock which was grazed or cut for silage within the last 10 days
  • Weighing of all the steers, heifers and calves was carried out last week (22nd June) and summary is as follow
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  • Selection of the Newford Herd calves

Breeding Details

  • The two stock bulls (SI & LM) which were turned out to the Newford herd on Saturday 3rd June for 4 weeks to mop up, will be taken away from the cows at the weekend and this will end the breeding season
  • Scanning of the herd will take place at the end of July

Grassland Details

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  • Target pre grazing paddocks at 1450 Kg DM (Kg DM/Ha)
  • To view our grass measurement report log onto and click Newford Farm on the drop down menu.

Key recommendations for this week

  1. Check calves for signs of pneumonia
  2. Keep silage pit covers tight
  3. All the cows are to receive their booster IBR vaccination.