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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:00 pm 
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We bought 20 Danish Red bulling heifers last Jan and ran a young Holstein bull with them
They're calving now (13 so far) and I have been really pleased with them, good mothers quiet, well behaved in the parlour. We'll see how they milk but 1 of them is giving 6 gallons after just 10 days
I'm really pleased with them
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Thats good news :D

I'm not a dairy expert, but I am a fan of Lincoln Red Cattle which produce great beef 8)

Perhaps red is the answer :wink:

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Red cattle are good.....note well the SUFFOLK Red poll, a fine dual purpose breed, can give a lot of milk, but also finishes a reasonable carcass. We had rare fillet of SUFFOLK red poll for our wedding dinner, and it wus right flavoursome, but I wud have preferred a nice roast rib me sen

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That sounds promising.
What are the calves like?


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Got any pictures, it sounds an interesting cross, presumably you are looking to increase butterfat and protein?

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I will put some pictures on
calves are a right bunch of liquorice allsorts, some black like Angus/black Limmy, some red with white face like Hereford, some like Holstein/Friesian some like big Jersey/Brown Swiss, some red and white like Ayrshire some a spotty black and white like Normandy

I wasn't really looking for any particular trait improvement (other than profit !)

I bought the heifers from a local ADAS farm, they had been imported from Denmark in July 07 for a BvD vaccine trial, (as Denmark is BvD free) then the drugs company withdrew and ADAS wanted them moved quickly last Christmas
Got them at the right price, thought a Holstein bull would be worth running with them and grazed them on river meadows all summer. I thought the cross bred calf would have best of both -we'll see- but I'm beginning to wonder if I should get a Danish bull and go pure
The Danish Red breed has been developed with the use of Ayrshire, Shorthorn and American Brown Swiss so the cows are a mixed bunch too


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If I use a Belgian Blue bull on a Danish Red cow will I get an English Purple calf
17 heifers now calved in 17 days - our bull was a busy boy last Feb


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rogerm wrote:
I will put some pictures on
calves are a right bunch of liquorice allsorts, some black like Angus/black Limmy, some red with white face like Hereford, some like Holstein/Friesian some like big Jersey/Brown Swiss, some red and white like Ayrshire some a spotty black and white like Normandy

I wasn't really looking for any particular trait improvement (other than profit !)

I bought the heifers from a local ADAS farm, they had been imported from Denmark in July 07 for a BvD vaccine trial, (as Denmark is BvD free) then the drugs company withdrew and ADAS wanted them moved quickly last Christmas
Got them at the right price, thought a Holstein bull would be worth running with them and grazed them on river meadows all summer. I thought the cross bred calf would have best of both -we'll see- but I'm beginning to wonder if I should get a Danish bull and go pure
The Danish Red breed has been developed with the use of Ayrshire, Shorthorn and American Brown Swiss so the cows are a mixed bunch too


Beware the Danish Red bull. Had one which did not feel pain :cry: .Got nasty and broke the copper/brass ring so we used a stainless steel one instead and that didn't break...he tore his nose out :evil:


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