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Wyevalley Herd
Pedigree Holstein, Scandinavian Red and British Friesian herd. Relocated to the beautiful NE corner of England between the Cheviot Hills and the North Sea.
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 28
Pinnacle May BFV86 (3L 8,886 kgs 5.87%F 3.45%P) dam of WYEVALLEY SURPRISE a Deangate Centurion son that left for yesterday. If all goes well and he successfully completes his quarantine he should be released early next year
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Josh Navidi Jun 27
This absolutely fries my head 😡 I don’t understand how people can up and leave beaches like this!!! Be mindful for locals, walkers and people who use the beach more than just couple of times a year.
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 24
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 24
Benny would be my suggestion - his milk is on the low side, but the Holstein and Gopollen (together with heterosis/hybrid vigour) should provide that in a 3-way cross. Benny would put in health traits and component %. +4.6 fertility is equivalent to +22.3 on Holstein base
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 24
But the mated a B Jurist (SRB) crossbred back to a Holstein and ended up with a powerhouse of an EX92 cow:
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 24
If she was mine I’d probably continue on option 2, but probably with a Viking Red/Finnish Ayrshire rather than NRF
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 24
4 choices: 1. 3 way crossbred - use Fleckvieh, Montbeliarde or even Red British Friesian on her 2. ‘Red absorption ‘ -back to an NRF or Viking Red (can be reg. with Ayrshire CS breed code 14 3. back to Holstein 4. Ayrshire - 51% can be in main herd book breed code 03
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 23
Replying to @vetmedandcoffee
Most of the British Veterinary Schools are now certified for the North American boards ...
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 18
Have to say that the temperament of all our Penmanships is fine
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 18
Replying to @conorcasey1
So not all the Penmanships are so bad after all?
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 17
Replying to @billokeeffe
That’s the only problem we’ve had with her ... we’ve been trying to flush her, unsuccessfully. Just have a single Centurion embryo at the minute. Having one last go and if that isn’t successful we’re sending her for IVF.
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 17
Replying to @FriesianPerry
Hopefully they’ll all turn out like their paternal grand-dam pictured after 70 tonnes, overlooking the North Sea.
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 17
Milkman is the first son of our Rodbrook Milkmaid 8 BFE 92-3E (owned with the Whinnow herd), one of the highest milk transmitting cows in the breed. She has averaged 12,500 kg over 5 lactations. Milkman daughters all have the stamp of his dam.
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 17
Great to hear they’re doing well! Orient’s full brother, Oracle, is selling well and his sisters including Hotspur’s dam are doing really well and are all near the top of the AHDB PLI rankings (Shorthorn base). DM me with email address and I can send some details
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 16
Replying to @farmerlongjohn
Allan had 362 registered progeny mostly born before 1997, but with some born at Winnoch up to 2003. Becker had 337 registered progeny mostly born before 1998. Haven’t seen them in any back pedigrees though.
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 11
Replying to @BSFHealth
It seemed I couldn’t convince my ex-herdsman either... although being the joker he was I suspect he actually planned to have me out calving cows at 2-3 am so he could go on Twitter early next morning to say the boss was still in bed and he was doing all the work ....
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 11
Replying to @billokeeffe
They all sound like very interesting pedigrees. The Blackisle Sale was before we started working with Friesians again, but some exceptional cow families came from there. We have some Paulines and a Laura.
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 11
Replying to @billokeeffe
I see you’ve got some Berthas and Lauras there - are these descended from Blackisle purchases?
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Wyevalley Herd Jun 9
Replying to @BSFHealth
It works well. An employee insisted on feeding the transition group their dry cow nuts first thing in the morning and I was up in the early hours with most calvings. I now feed them at the 10pm night check and of the 27 calvings in May and June none calved between 11pm and 5am 😀
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Nicholas Soames Jun 5
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