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by justmalc
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Bull Semen
Replies: 16
Views: 3060

Re: Bull Semen

Sorry I meant to say that we've reduced our prices to just £9 a straw to try to help people out since the Genus handling charges went up a couple of years ago.

Best wishes,

Malcolm.
by justmalc
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Bull Semen
Replies: 16
Views: 3060

Re: Bull Semen

Hello All, Just seen this chain. We have straws available from Apple Coda (EX94). This has now been sold all over the world. COda was the National Show Champion in 2012 and straw sales have remained strong with many repeat customers. Sales this year include Switzerland, Australia, France and Finland...
by justmalc
Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Apple Coda Straws
Replies: 0
Views: 2636

Apple Coda Straws

Hi Everyone, Since winning the National Show in 2012 and achieving a Linear Classification score of EX94 we've had some really good sales of straws both in the UK and abroad. Straws have now been sold in Australia, New Zealand and all over Europe. As a result we've now decided to reduce our prices i...
by justmalc
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: TB in low risk areas
Replies: 11
Views: 6133

Re: TB in low risk areas

Di, Could you please give me the name of your contact in APHA as they've given me contradictory advice. They're telling me at the moment that I may have to post movement test on the return from shows in 4 year zones even though we're in a four year zone ourselves. I've just cancelled my entries to B...
by justmalc
Fri May 22, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: TB testing for shows
Replies: 4
Views: 1689

Re: TB testing for shows

Thanks Jim, I've heard the rule but what is the logic behind that rule?
Malcolm.
by justmalc
Wed May 20, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: TB testing for shows
Replies: 4
Views: 1689

TB testing for shows

We farm in a 4 year TB test zone. I've entered a Belted Galloway bull for Bath & West show next week and received the paperwork this week. Luckily I noticed that ALL cattle have to have had a clear TB test within 60 days of the show. I telephoned the show office explaining that we're in a 4 year zon...
by justmalc
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Apple Coda Possibly Available For Hire
Replies: 0
Views: 1269

Apple Coda Possibly Available For Hire

As we have a number of his daughters retained in our herd we are considering hiring out our non-short bull Apple Coda for the spring and summer. Coda was the National Show Champion in 2012 and has a Linear Classification score of EX94, the highest score achieved and the highest scoring bull availabl...
by justmalc
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 3294

Re: Is it worth it?

Sorry Mark, wasn't intending to be rude. Thanks for joining the discussion - how was the figure arrived at please and what is it's purpose?

PS. I'll bring some chocolate biscuits to Melton as penance for my earlier flippancy.
by justmalc
Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 3294

Re: Is it worth it?

I'm also interested in what proportion of Dexters are registered compared to unregistered. Of the people I sell to at least eight out of ten have no interest in joining the DCS and see membership as adding only costs and paperwork. What can we do to encourage membership and registration and do we ev...
by justmalc
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 3294

Re: Is it worth it?

Thanks Jac, good points. I've also been wondering about the fee of £21.96 payable for the transfer of an animal to a non-member. Who is meant to pay this - the buyer or the vendor? Has anyone ever paid it I wonder. How could it possibly be enforced?
by justmalc
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 3294

Re: Is it worth it?

That's not really the point I'm making Jac. What I'm asking is whether the DCS should actively encourage registration or actively discourage it - in this case by charging the extra amount.
by justmalc
Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 3294

Re: Is it worth it?

Assuming she's a good heifer shouldn't the DCS be actively encouraging me to register her? Even if this is a few days late? What is the extra £30.73 for? Did one of the Council members suddenly shout through a mouthful of chocolate digestives the random figure of "thirty pounds seventy three pence!"...
by justmalc
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 3294

Re: Is it worth it?

Thanks Rob. I can see that the DCS have to have a cut off point and that DNA testing is a logical stage for late registrations where there might be some doubt about parentage. What I don't really understand is why they have the interim stage - the extra charge? The charge itself doesn't clarify pare...
by justmalc
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 3294

Is it worth it?

Last month we had a non-short heifer calf from pedigree parents. Unfortunately, I forgot to register her with the DCS until about five days over the 30 day limit and was advised that my application would be considered by Council. I have today received a letter from the DCS telling me that the Counci...
by justmalc
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Steers wanted in Yorkshire.
Replies: 8
Views: 5091

Steers wanted in Yorkshire.

I've received an enquiry from someone looking for three steers - mixed ages ideally - near Hull. I don't have anything suitable available at the moment and wondered if anybody else has anything available- ideally somewhere not too far from Hull but they were prepared to travel to Stamford, Lincs. Th...