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Andy B



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 12 2:12 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Penpethickfarm wrote:
Hi just to make sure you understand what I initially meant was they are currently TB free. Yes they live outside all year and this year I have opted for good quality haylage over hard feed. However one could argue that the haylage they are fed on could have come from a TB restricted farm who knows but I don't agree that all cattle kept outside do not contract tb as my local farmers will tell you different. These are my thoughts and opinions


Thanks.
I just wondered how your experience fitted in with the things i am reading.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 12 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Andy B wrote:
Penpethickfarm wrote:
Hi just to make sure you understand what I initially meant was they are currently TB free. Yes they live outside all year and this year I have opted for good quality haylage over hard feed. However one could argue that the haylage they are fed on could have come from a TB restricted farm who knows but I don't agree that all cattle kept outside do not contract tb as my local farmers will tell you different. These are my thoughts and opinions


Thanks.
I just wondered how your experience fitted in with the things i am reading.


I guess the things you are reading stand to reason - cattle housed in close proximity, are more likely to spread TB from one another, just as in people. There may also be something in there that cattle fed healthier, more natural diets have an improved natural immune response to possible infection from wildlife resevoirs. unfortunately it's rather complex.

Andy B



Joined: 12 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 12 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
Andy B wrote:
Penpethickfarm wrote:
Hi just to make sure you understand what I initially meant was they are currently TB free. Yes they live outside all year and this year I have opted for good quality haylage over hard feed. However one could argue that the haylage they are fed on could have come from a TB restricted farm who knows but I don't agree that all cattle kept outside do not contract tb as my local farmers will tell you different. These are my thoughts and opinions


Thanks.
I just wondered how your experience fitted in with the things i am reading.


I guess the things you are reading stand to reason - cattle housed in close proximity, are more likely to spread TB from one another, just as in people. There may also be something in there that cattle fed healthier, more natural diets have an improved natural immune response to possible infection from wildlife resevoirs. unfortunately it's rather complex.


Yes i know, not all grass is the same, well in fact in this sense a lot of what they would be eating isnt just grass so i suppose species rich diverse grassland habitat may be closer to what i am reading about.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 12 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ah, yes, I wasn't thinking of that (the type of grass) per se, but just the level of grain feeding, as some are kept outside but fed as if they were inside. But anyway, I don't mean to divert the thread yet further.

Penpethickfarm



Joined: 20 Jan 2008
Posts: 97
Location: North Cornwall
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 12 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you Rob, please let everyone know about my lovely herd

Penpethickfarm



Joined: 20 Jan 2008
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Location: North Cornwall
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 12 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A few pics of our herd






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Ty Gwyn



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Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 12 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Stock looking well,
Notice you have drier ground to here,you would nt see their hooves on the dryest fields.

Penpethickfarm



Joined: 20 Jan 2008
Posts: 97
Location: North Cornwall
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 12 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes it looks good but this is the bottom field which has been rested for a few weeks and I have only just put Arnold, Rehana and Rosehip down there. Sorry the pics are so pants but I have been struggling against the weather all day. I think folk need to visit to really appreciate the herd as I am very poor at taking pics sorry

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 12 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nice looking moos

im not in the market but i hope they sell easily .nice shape and an economic size for beef

Penpethickfarm



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Posts: 97
Location: North Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 12 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you xx

Penpethickfarm



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 12 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is Arnold on a 'I've got the devil in me day'


Penpethickfarm



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Location: North Cornwall
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 12 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our heifer calfs are now sold and we still have the bull and 3 girls in calf

Penpethickfarm



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Location: North Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 12 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As we have sold our heifer calves we have decided to premovement TB test our whole herd on 20th Feb so that any one interested in purchasing our stock will be able to move them straight away (within 60 days of 25th Feb) This keeps costs down and helps with movement.

Penpethickfarm



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 12 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi all cows and heifer calves now sold. Arnold our bull is still available

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 12 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pleased to hear they're going well

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