Farm Diary

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26th Annual Sale

 

 

 

May 2020

 

on property

 

By appointment

 

Rising 2 year Bulls

 

 

 

11 May

Xcell visited today to semen test the bulls and do a penile examination.  Only one bull failed the semen test - a beautiful looking animal, weighing 777kg in mid April. Our new yearling bull has warts that we hope the vet can safely remove, and another yearling we used has an infection in the fluid the semen lives in - none of these were able to be identified without the checks we did - ASK YOUR BULL SUPPLIER DOES HE KNOW THE FERTILITY HEALTH STATUS OF THE BULLS HE IS OFFERING FOR SALE

 

Waiting to check the penis and collect a semen sample

Viewing the semen mobility and quality.
Warts A semen sample containing an infection
A healthy semen sample A closer view of a healthy sample

15 March

 

Filled 2 pads for silage today - the yearling heifer pad and the MA cow pad

Contractor chopping Barley/grass mix Finishing off the cow pad
15 January Today silage was chopped and rolled into the pit for the 2yr heifers.  So far summer has been colder than usual and the grass has been slower growing.
December AI programme going well - using Varilek Geddes 7068, Totaranui Archie 15154, Millah Murrah Lakeside L69 and LD Capitalist 316

24 November

Bulk mated the yearling heifers today with Takapoto 18 16 and the mixed aged cows  to Ranui 16110, Rockley M266 and Kowai Dante 609

  19 October Weighed the yearling bulls today - due to a combination of wintering on fodderbeet and our really kind spring this crop of bulls weigh an average 100Kg more than bulls weighed at the same time other years.
  10 August

Bulls are absolutely loving the fodderbeet - have to double fence so they can move straight onto the new break.  Over 100 in the mob and not eating a complete bale of balage per day.  They are very             

content compared to when wintering on chou.

  19 June Yearling bulls have finally taken to the fodder beet - thought we had wasted a lot of money planting it as it has taken 12 days for them to adjust to it.

 

Wendon Valley, 3 R.D. Gore, NZ

E-mail:bulls@kowai-angus.co.nz

Ph: 64  03  2072895