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by Boofarm
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Dexter Bull Beef
Replies: 4
Views: 3413

Re: Dexter Bull Beef

Very good rate for kill and cut - would be significantly more than that for me
by Boofarm
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Bull misbehaving
Replies: 6
Views: 5645

Re: Bull misbehaving

Sometimes only necessary to poke a bale over the feed fence on the loader and let the bull take it from there :) :) :)
by Boofarm
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Cattle for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 3649

Re: Cattle for sale

Candy wrote: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:52 pm Just to update. All 13 extra steers sold. Will have more spare in next six months 🤗
How do you fancy selling a few heifers on commission :)
by Boofarm
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Is it the end?
Replies: 26
Views: 15530

Re: Is it the end?

I would very much hope that you would keep the discussion board - facebook is all well and good but this forum has its strengths as well
by Boofarm
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Cattle Prices
Replies: 4
Views: 2980

Cattle Prices

We have a few heifers for sale and were asked if we had any steers for sale, which we do, after an exchange of emails:--

"I would pay up to 400 for a 24 month old one."

does anyone sell cattle at these prices??
by Boofarm
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Registering of Bulls
Replies: 5
Views: 3567

Re: Registering of Bulls

1. Do you have a previous bull calf with the same genetics ? Yes - go to 2 / no = Steer 2. Is the previous calf really good and maybe should have been kept entire? yes = go to 3 / no = Steer 3. Is it a bloodline you want to keep? yes = go to 4 / no = Steer 4. Is there any local or regional demand fo...
by Boofarm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Registering of Bulls
Replies: 5
Views: 3567

Re: Registering of Bulls

Register him or steer him, difficult enough to move a registered bull in my view - rather than use an unregistered bull I would use an Angus or other native.
by Boofarm
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Beef steer stats
Replies: 14
Views: 7823

Re: Beef steer stats

I've just been updating a little project of mine to predict returns from a beast in terms of products, and pricing necessary to achieve a target return. 7 steers and heifers included to date ranging from 178 to 239 Kg Dwt overall average 200Kg - all killed just sub 30 months, all grass fed with a sn...
by Boofarm
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Possibly not Exactly How to do Linear Assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 2241

Possibly not Exactly How to do Linear Assessment

A GUIDE TO LINEAR ASSESSMENT (MAYBE NOT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY) The great day dawned, BBC forecast was consulted over coffee and the edict handed down that rig of the day was sexothane and wellies. Breakfast over we headed out to location Alpha where the youngstock were checked and counted before pro...
by Boofarm
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Is this the competition?
Replies: 5
Views: 3924

Re: Is this the competition?

The texture is very good, quite fine and tender but it is lacking flavour. So I don't think its Dexter, although the texture is similar to Dexter the flavour isn't quite there but VERY nice! I'm not ruling it out...has anyone else tried it? Are we competing with this? Should we be competing with th...
by Boofarm
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Photographs of your Dexters ....
Replies: 39
Views: 20168

Re: Photographs of your Dexters ....

Ok that will be Scary Dexter then
by Boofarm
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Linear congratulations
Replies: 3
Views: 2841

Re: Linear congratulations

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Congrats are also due to this little lady - Langley End Marigold 2nd seen last summer with we think her 12th or 13th calf and rated EX90 late last year
by Boofarm
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Angus on Dexter
Replies: 4
Views: 3544

Re: Angus on Dexter

DSC_0035.JPG DSC_0028.JPG Here we go - family group, ma, pa and the wean. Used this guy for two years, sold steer calves store at 300+Kg live at a year old off grass - gave them some hard feed the second time around and they went up to 340Kg. Kept his daughters and they are now nursing Whitebred sh...
by Boofarm
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Outwintering? In for the winter?
Replies: 13
Views: 7481

Re: Outwintering? In for the winter?

Bit of a mixture here - one mob of pure dexters is "out" but they have access to an unbedded shed so can make thier own minds up if they want to be out of the weather or not. The other mob are mixed with luing and angus cross cows and are at he moment out - period - they have whins (gorse)...
by Boofarm
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Grazing drainage ditches
Replies: 7
Views: 4470

Re: Grazing drainage ditches

can you get into it and walk along the length of the ditch to the exit slope without too much difficulty during your proposed grazing period? If you can then sounds ok - if not then your cattle would have a similar struggle - if in doubt then a temporary electric fence might be an option