♦ A.I used on 25% of herd for breeding replacements
♦ The Charolais bull is used as a terminal sire.
♦ Cows let out to bull on May 20th. Cows scanned 85 to 90
♦ Calf creep feeding begins at the end of September and
♦ Housing calves and cows commence at the end of October.
♦ Heifers are sold as stores at 12 months. Average weight
♦ Wintered for 120 days, Fed silage ad-lib and meal rising to
♦ Heifers finished as beef at 18 months. At finishing, they
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♦ Belclare rams for replacements
♦ Ewes housed mid December and fed a diet of baled silage
♦ Lambs which are not kept for breeding are sold to the
♦ Sale of lambs begins at the end of May. Generally all lambs
♦ Coorevin Farm produces Farm Fresh Lamb for the freezer
♦ Slurry is spread early in the year (usually February) on
♦ Stock are grazed in two groups. This involves grazing ewes
♦ Grass is measured on a weekly basis with "a plate meter".