Belgian Blue


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A breed of cattle with more than the usual allotment of muscle, due to a knockout mutation of the growth factor myostatin
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He developed a technique for using Belgian Blue that beats the devil out of any other procedure I've ever tried or heard about.
Belgian Blue fetuses had significantly greater BW at 9 mo of gestation compared with German Angus and Galloway, respectively, but no significant difference was observed between Holstein Friesian and Belgian Blue.
Belgian blue heifers; 1,077.00 Barker House Limousin heifers; 1054.81 Watch Currock Young Bulls; 159.5p High Studdon 1187.19 Ryal Westside OVER 30 MONTH ANIMALS Averaged 126.5p and 848.42 Head Belgian Blue; 172.5p Agars Hill Charolais; 159.5, 154.5p, 147.5p Pacific Hall 142.5p, 140.5p, 138.5p Loadman Limousin; 142.5p Barrasford Green 136.5p, 135.5p, 132.5p Rosehill Simmental; 135.5p Flotterton Charolais; 1205.82, 1141.76 Flotterton 1072.01 Loadman Belgian Blue; 1119.53 Agars Hill Limousin; 1035.22 Flotterton 962.63 The Monk Charolais x; 949.94 Lunns House Simmental x; 926.67 Merryshield Prime Sheep (895) Comprising of 644 Hoggs and 251 Ewes.
Taking the cost of the calf out of the equation, the margin for the Aberdeen-Angus crosses works out at pounds 322 against pounds 235 for the Friesian and pounds 284 for the Belgian Blue X Friesian.
In the September Nature Genetics, a European team led by Michel Georges of the University of Liege in Belgium reports that the animals are missing a small portion of their myostatin gene; the group had sought a mutation in Belgian Blues for more than a decade.
Principal prices: Store bullocks: Limousin pounds 1030, pounds 880, pounds 865, pounds 810 Plumpe Angus pounds 985, pounds 970 Plumpe, pounds 830 Roanstree, pounds 775 Craig Belgian Blue pounds 1120, pounds 1000, pounds 930, pounds 905, pounds 900 Plumpe Go online co.
Pair: ED Griffiths and Co., (Mynach Vandal & Mynach Treasure - Limousin); res: B Hughes (Beefy Bach - Limousin cross Belgian Blue steer and Daddy's Girl - Belgian Blue cross Limousin cross Angus heifer).
They then saw their trio of Belgian Blues triumph in the interbreed group championship ahead of Tecwyn Jones' Commercials.
Smith Jackson bought the Belgian Blue animal on October 26 last year for pounds 675, before selling it on as a limousin cross bullock for pounds 920 12 days later.
Results: Class 1 Halter-Led Heifer under 400 kg: 1, Belgian Blue Cross, CR Price, Felindre pounds 960 (270 kg); 2, Limousin Cross, CR Price, Felindre.
``We have got to get them off the island.'' The first theft occurred in Llanfigael between 5pm on Wednesday, May 26 and 9 am on Friday, May 28, when a red Limousin cow (ear tag number UKA3023/00381) was snatched along with a Belgian Blue calf (ear tag number UK703668/600299).
Leading prices: Cattle 23 Month or Over - Limousin x Steers pounds 818, pounds 795, pounds 792, pounds 790, pounds 775 & pounds 750 Clitheroe, pounds 735, pounds 710 & pounds 700 (x2) High Warden Limousin x Heifers pounds 658, pounds 652, pounds 642 & pounds 635 Edder Acres Charolais x Steers pounds 690 & pounds 675 High Warden Charolais x Heifers pounds 762 Clitheroe Angus x Heifers pounds 585 Dene House Belgian Blue x Heifers pounds 550 Edder Acres South Devon Heifers pounds 665 Greenshields.

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