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The fat and protein contents of the milk of water buffalo that calved in winter and spring seasons were found to be higher.
Five of seven (71%) Beverly cows (animals that calved on the Beverly traditional calving grounds) captured in March 2006 were pregnant.
After the preliminary restrictions and eliminations pertinent to each trait such as calving interval of 300 d through 600 d, 276,573 cows remained that were born from 1998 to 2004 at lactation that calved from 2000 to 2010.
The fact that the cattle giving birth in spring had poor feeding conditions during winter when in their last period of pregnancy than those which calved in others seasons might have a negative effect on birth weight of the calves.
Increase from 125g/litre up to 150g/litre; * feed milk from fresh calved cows which is higher in milk solids for the first few days of life; * use a high fat (20%) calf milk replacer; * offer warm water and highly palatable starter nuts to encourage extra dry feed intake; * block off draughts at calf level; * use Woolover calf jackets on younger calves which are not yet ruminating, to conserve body heat and maintain good feed conversion; * provide a warm dry bed and a "nest" area; and * provide a heat lamp for sick calves.
"The cross-bred cows are easily calved to the Blonde and we have very few assisted calvings, even of heifers and they have a quiet temperament.
Cows calved in summer and fall had lower birth weight and was 0.11 and 0.22 times less likely to develop dystocia than those calved in spring, respectively.
He said: "The meeting has made me analyse my own calving pattern, where 74% of cows calved in the first six weeks for the 2010 season when calving started on March 10.
The herd at Branton East Side, Powburn, near Alnwick, has expanded to 420 cows in recent years ( and now all nine stock bulls are pedigree Blondes which Mr Telford finds produce easily calved and easily managed progeny that still provide a return comparable with other continental crosses when sold as suckled calves.
At the first stage, 47 half-sib groups were created based on the sires of calved cows.
Maximum services per conception (2.36+-0.31) were recorded in animals when calved fifth time and min imum services per conception (1.69+-0.51) after calving sixth time.
Keen bidding resulted in a top price of 1,450gns for a Weeton Jackson daughter, Pearl Red 91, calved in September.
Ravensworth Natasha, unbeknown to farmer Snowden Oates who calved her with friend Vernon Ord, was carrying three bull calves and gave birth in quick succession at Trench Hall Farm, Ravensworth, Gateshead.
"We like the Blonde bull because the calves it produces are good conformation and easily calved," said Mike Harrison.
Calved heifers max pounds 670, calved cows max pounds 710.