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by Rob R
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: York rare breeds sale Sat 2nd Oct
Replies: 2
Views: 3462

Re: York rare breeds sale Sat 2nd Oct

I'm sorry to have missed this - the sale passed me by completely this year!
by Rob R
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Prime Cattle Wanted, or Not
Replies: 2
Views: 6127

Re: Prime Cattle Wanted, or Not

I know, but I didn't even know if the stock I'd been offered were Farm Assured so I was hoping to pass on details. It's hard to work out if it's worth someone getting farm assured just to sell on a one-off. I haven't bothered with farm assurance since FABBL when they effectively rubber-stamped my fa...
by Rob R
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Beef Prices
Replies: 2
Views: 5071

Re: Beef Prices

My 'average' price not including offal is now £15 per kg but that also includes delivery but not vac-packing.
by Rob R
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Prime Cattle Wanted, or Not
Replies: 2
Views: 6127

Prime Cattle Wanted, or Not

I've just received the following email; "Following a successful trial with a UK retailer we are looking to procure on behalf of a customer, Prime Dexter cattle for slaughter in the end of March; Bullocks and heifers of all weights Farm assured Paid on weight only with no grading deductions - ex...
by Rob R
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Tempting?
Replies: 3
Views: 8366

Re: Tempting?

Unfortunately not, he specifically wanted a polled dun
by Rob R
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Tempting?
Replies: 3
Views: 8366

Tempting?

I've been asked if I would sell one of my best breeding bulls, and although I had no intention of selling him and planned to use him in the herd for the next few years I did give it serious consideration. Having concluded that we could spare him for a few years until we can rear a son as a replaceme...
by Rob R
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Dexter Bull Beef
Replies: 4
Views: 9258

Re: Dexter Bull Beef

It always pays to work out the options as things like slaughter and packing costs can vary so much. We have bought bulls in at half the price of steers and castrated them but found they don't yield as well as equivalent steers because they don't have the same level of finish on them even at a later ...
by Rob R
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Phillipa Laing RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 14489

Re: Phillipa Laing RIP

My first cow had Templeton blood in her and my memory is of the kindest judge with a genuine interest in all the cattle and exhibitors.
by Rob R
Fri May 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Cull cow
Replies: 6
Views: 11076

Re: Cull cow

We can slaughter our own cattle locally up to 72 months but after that we send them straight to Taylors at Bamber Bridge, who advertise in the Farmers Guardian. Unfortunately they only seem to cover Lancs, Cumbria, Cheshire & Yorkshire, though. It's a real shame as cow beef is perfactly good eat...
by Rob R
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Pleasure in difficult times
Replies: 6
Views: 11968

Re: Pleasure in difficult times

You've got them well trained Louisa! :)
by Rob R
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Pleasure in difficult times
Replies: 6
Views: 11968

Re: Pleasure in difficult times

Without curlews and cows I'd probably have gone insane by now...
by Rob R
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: York Auction Centre sales cancelled
Replies: 4
Views: 10307

Re: York Auction Centre sales cancelled

Well, that's my one social outing cancelled - I might need some more stock once this is over...
by Rob R
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Dexters on the telly
Replies: 3
Views: 8354

Re: Dexters on the telly

True enough, many of the species they were looking for through the series are in good numbers round here but several of the field shots and drone footage at the beginning was here on the main farm too. Still, 10 camera operator days went into that short bit...
by Rob R
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Dexters on the telly
Replies: 3
Views: 8354

Dexters on the telly

Tomorrow night, Wednesday 11th at 7pm - our herd (and barn owls) get their minute of fame as part of 'Wild Britain'
by Rob R
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: More press for Dexters
Replies: 2
Views: 7162

Re: More press for Dexters

The Yorkshire Post seems to love Dexters - I was asked to do one recently but had to turn it down for other reasons. Then there was Walbut Dexters in, too.