TITLE

Steve Brown

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, Steve
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;4/4/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Farms of the author and his family's 125-cow herd is run at Hopper House, with a 200-ewe flock and replacements on grass at a separate unit and the remaining land as arable crops. The best cow in the herd died as a result of the E. coli infection mentioned last month. She leaves behind a shortfall in planned milk production and a three-figure vet bill. Furthermore, she sadly died before the vet issued a certificate, so left the farm for no financial return whatsoever. To add insult to injury, it wasn't until she had left on the wagon that I realised that she had about £5 worth of re-usable feeder transponder tag. The best cow of today is the moderate cow of tomorrow. With 30 heifers currently calving, the author hopes that genetic progress will make up for this particular loss.
ACCESSION #
9874785

 

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