We are trying to breed medium-sized Salers with easy fleshing and good temperament while maintaining all the attributes of the breed such as milking ability, growth, ease of calving
With a sound pedigree from a world-famous cow family, this bull, marketed through Alta Genetics, is presently rated in Australia as 'Number One' for type, production and ease of calving
Bulls with size and scale, ease of calving
and that were ready for work were among their real priorities.
An animal's genetic structure affects all its economically-important characteristics: conformation, weight gain, ratio of fat to lean meat, ease of calving
, and so on.
He said: "Like any commercial suckler herd, Thrunton is focused on ease of calving
and maintaining fertility to achieve one calf per cow per year, and it is realising its goals simply by managing body condition to score between 2.
There were many reasons why they chose Herefords, not least their docile temperament and ease of calving
and a more welfare-friendly environment among breeding females leading to easier management.
Ease of management and ease of calving
were the buzz words as you spoke to buyers around the market.
In addition to performance traits, great emphasis has been placed on selection for maternal characteristics, in particular for fertility, ease of calving
Bonanza was chosen for his all round exceptional conformation, ease of calving
and good locomotion," said Mr Goldie.
In addition, the Stabiliser's ease of calving
has been notable with up to 30% fewer cows and heifers requiring assistance.
They are now running 12 Stabiliser bulls, a composite of two British and two continental breeds, across the whole herd which they decided to change to because of the cattle's high feed conversion rate, ease of calving
The Pottinger family have switched 100% to Aberdeen-Angus bulls for crossing on their Aberdeen-Angus, Lincoln Red and Sim-mental cross cows because of the ease of calving
, easy management advantages and longevity of the Aberdeen-Angus breed.