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by Mark Bowles
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Is it the end?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Is it the end?

Louisa, I will continue the cattle sales just thinking of this discussion board. As it proves, its the same people posting most of the time.
by Mark Bowles
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Is it the end?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Is it the end?

With the world of facebook etc etc, is it time to end this discussion board. It has served its purpose for around 19 years, well before todays media,with the number of posts dropping away. I suppose I could just leave it here as a reference as there is so much in here to access whereas facebook cont...
by Mark Bowles
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Male/Female Ratio Calves Born
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Male/Female Ratio Calves Born

That's the name of the game Rob.
by Mark Bowles
Mon May 27, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Male/Female Ratio Calves Born
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Male/Female Ratio Calves Born

This spring out of 12 I only had 3 heifers, in the past I have had a run of 9 bull calves on the trot but never a run of heifers...very odd.
by Mark Bowles
Fri May 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Dexter Bull wanted to Hire
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Dexter Bull wanted to Hire

I would think 99% of people on here would want pedigree stock. You probably need to think which route you want to go down. There are costs with pedigree but if the dreaded TB hits you will get a better deal I believe, plus the stock is usually worth a bit more.
by Mark Bowles
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Bull Beef
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Re: Bull Beef

I have found that grading varies with each abattoir, some grade dexters accurately and some are a mile out making it a bit of a joke. As long as you are happy , and your butcher, then that's the main thing.
by Mark Bowles
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Bull Beef
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Re: Bull Beef

Your carcass scores are showing very lean on the hook, I would prefer more fat but it looks like you got a good price.
by Mark Bowles
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Early turn out
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Early turn out

Dry as a bone here in Leicetershire, it surley has to be the driest February I have experienced, cattle still inside though. If I turn out early the cattle are always ahead of the grass, I prefer it the other way round.
by Mark Bowles
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Michael Neilson
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Michael Neilson

Michael was someone who always had the breed at heart and something to say, condolences to Carol and the family.
by Mark Bowles
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Bull Beef
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Re: Bull Beef

I have never done it, I would assume that the feeding of nuts would impact on the quality of the beef, ie, not as good as grass fed. I have also been told bull beef is not as good.
by Mark Bowles
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Need 2 pages from DCS Herd book 1940
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Need 2 pages from DCS Herd book 1940

Ted Neal has sent me the 2 pages, I will attempt to send them to you.
by Mark Bowles
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Dexter short heifers wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 992

Dexter short heifers wanted

A Farm Park has asked if I can find 2 short black weaned heifers which are tested for BVD, IBR and Johnes. They need to be polled or properly dehorned and have a good temperament. Customer will pay for the blood tests. They are based in Buckinghamshire and hoping to purchase in the late summer/autum...
by Mark Bowles
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Farmers Country Showdown TV
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Farmers Country Showdown TV

Wow Wow Wow
Just what the Dexters are about. What a fantastic show. Team Creighton versus Team Moomin.
Di and Robin did the breed proud. If you missed it get on I-player and enjoy.


All the best
Ted Neal
by Mark Bowles
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Farmers Country Showdown TV
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Farmers Country Showdown TV

Dexters at The Royal Norfolk Show will be on Wednesday 16th. Jan on BBC 1 at 3.45p.m. and repeated on BBC 2 on Thursday 17th. Jan at 7.15p.m. The programme is 45 minutes and is dedicated to dexters from 2 DCS members. This should be a good watch so put it in your diaries.
by Mark Bowles
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: cattle for sale board
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: cattle for sale board

Whats the problem Ann?