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British Friesan x Belgian Blue Heifers

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  • 07-06-2013 4:41pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 42


    Trying to source some BF x BB Heifers in order to breed suckler replacements. Does anybody know where would be bext to source these. Also is there anything I should look out for?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,145 ✭✭✭✭mahoney_j


    Farm King wrote: »
    Trying to source some BF x BB Heifers in order to breed suckler replacements. Does anybody know where would be bext to source these. Also is there anything I should look out for?

    I can help u out there if u want,have a few feb march 2012 heifers about 350 to 380 kg if ur interested


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 Farm King


    mahoney_j wrote: »
    I can help u out there if u want,have a few feb march 2012 heifers about 350 to 380 kg if ur interested

    Would be interested surely - Can you send me on a few pictures? How many have you got & where are you based - I am in county Sligo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,057 ✭✭✭bogman_bass


    watch out for width in the pins. there is an aweful lot going for that type of cow but you need to watch them at the first calving


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,296 ✭✭✭leg wax


    calves anygood:confused:guy from progressive was pushing bb of any dairy cow as she will have the genes to add enough shape ,and its very true blonde holsteins here and they will calve anything, plenty milk, shape in calf, cows looks like a black hols


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 Farm King


    leg wax wrote: »
    calves anygood:confused:

    Would prefer heifers just to get breeding quicker but would not refuse calves either. Price of both will have to be considered. Have you got some calves?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,296 ✭✭✭leg wax


    Farm King wrote: »
    Would prefer heifers just to get breeding quicker but would not refuse calves either. Price of both will have to be considered. Have you got some calves?
    got a text yesterday from ibbcs ,bbx calves off dairy herd for sale, please contact pat ,in limerick ,0873273975


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 Farm King


    leg wax wrote: »
    got a text yesterday from ibbcs ,bbx calves off dairy herd for sale, please contact pat ,in limerick ,0873273975

    Thanks - will give him a ring this evening


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,552 ✭✭✭pakalasa




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,588 ✭✭✭Cavanjack


    Farm King wrote: »
    Trying to source some BF x BB Heifers in order to breed suckler replacements. Does anybody know where would be bext to source these. Also is there anything I should look out for?
    There is a lad outside athlone selling calves brought up from the south. Called in one day on my way from Galway. Everything seemed reasonably priced and of good enough quality. He has adds on done deal every few days and always seems to have blues. http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/beefcattle/4117404


  • Registered Users Posts: 249 ✭✭RaggyDays


    Your better off buying them as 2 year olds. I found that only 1 in 3 of the BB X fr calves are worth keeping for a cow even though they were super calves some of them just don't develop correctly to use for breeding that why your better off buying them at breeding age. Then again a 2 year old BB heifer is going to attract a lot of customers, especially as Butchers heifers


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  • Registered Users Posts: 859 ✭✭✭jomoloney


    when we suckling I tried a few bb heifers off BR fr and MOX cows . I wasn't too impressed. difficult calvings and the calves were more suitable for selling as weanlings than keeping long term


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,786 ✭✭✭✭whelan1


    pakalasa wrote: »
    jeez crossed my legs when i saw them, does anyone actually use them?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,552 ✭✭✭pakalasa


    whelan1 wrote: »
    jeez crossed my legs when i saw them, does anyone actually use them?
    I've never heard of anyone in Ireland using them, but in the states they seem to use them when selecting heifers for breeding.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭148multi


    Bit late,but yes I use them.

    You'd b surprised by some measurements.



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,643 Mod ✭✭✭✭blue5000


    Had a couple when I started in suckling about 20 years ago. Their descendants are the only ones that ever needed a jack at calving. Ever only had one C section, one of them. If you want to make your life easier, avoid them would be my advice.

    Edit; just realised this thread is 10 years old, I reckon OP has made a decision by now.

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.



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