However, on the occurrence of the virus and methods for protecting breeding herds
Rhino, Roan and Sable antelope, introducing new males into a breeding herd
makes little sense for a number of reasons:
Steward Houston, chairman of Bpex, said: "The rise in sow cullings can only mean that farmers are reducing their breeding herds
because of high feed costs.
The continuing drop in the breeding herd
likely will result in the smallest calf crop since the mid-1950s.
Keeping separate breeding herds
would be costly for producers.
Within a few years, others began building breeding herds
, as more and more people discovered the joys of owning these majestic wool-bearing animals.
swine producers can now capitalize on RFID technology to identify the breeding herd
and utilize an USDA approved swine premise tag in one application.
Without a well-organized selection and selection of animals in breeding herds
, it is impossible to raise the level of production of livestock products in commodity farms.
The cooperative helps farmers to improve their breeding herds
as well as market access.
Lower breeding herds
in some countries across the EU have been offset by sharp increases in sow productivity.
Mr Fowler said: "How- ever, there are some encouraging signs in GB breeding herds
in 2003, with a number of performance indicators either beginning to stabilise or recover slightly.
Recent Meat and Livestock Commission costings confirm that the average hill calf breeder spent pounds 95 out of his pounds 182 cow/calf subsidy putting the calf on the market while figures for lowland breeding herds
reveal that just pounds 18 was left out of a pounds 158 subsidy cheque after each calf was sold.
However, further reform of European Union agricultural policy could persuade many farmers to reduce beef breeding herds
It is going to be expensive to restock breeding herds
and it will be a long time before their next pay day," he said.
The interest taken in SPHC by Struthers is viewed as highly significant in their ongoing effort to build its portfolio of genetically superior swine breeding herds