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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They use sexed-semen, with Belgium blue going for 350 Euros (S2,000) and Holstein-Friesian 100 Euros (Sh12,000).Adrie Vollering discusses a point with a visitor in their farm called Farm Landleven, in The Netherlands.
Emlyn Williams, 75, died when the Belgium blue rammed him into a wall and broke all his ribs, an inquest heard.
Stocking, which has doubled over the past five years, now comprises 700 Blackface and Texel crossed with Mule ewes and 75 Limousin and Belgium Blue crossed with Friesian suckler cows.
Belgium Blue: Champion - Michele Wilde, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
Rust blues, such as Jim Spradlin's Belgium Blue (113 Arthur, Pueblo, CO 81004), do a fantastic job, if handled properly.
Bullocks per head (76) - Limousin PS1260, PS1180, PS1120, PS1060, PS1050 Craiglea, PS1135, PS1100 Ashcraig, Aberdeen Angus PS1200 Sunnycroft, PS1125 Craiglea, PS1050 PS1020 Adderstonshiels, Belgium Blue PS1170 Symington Mains, British Shorthorn PS1040 Sunnycroft, Charolais PS1000 Sunnycroft, PS950 Adderstonshiels and Craiglea, Simmental PS935 Westerhall, Stabeliser PS880 Westerhall, Bullocks per kilo - Limousin 257.9, 253.6, 227.3, 212.9 Gattonside Mains, 243.8, 243.1, 228.4, Saughtree, 220.2 Craiglea, 218.8 Inchkeith, Charolais 235, 222.2, 217.9 Kaeside, Aberdeen Angus 218.4, Craiglea 210.5 Sunnycroft, Belgium Blue 203.5 Symington Mains.
Jager Bomb was bred by MW Jones, Plasynllan, Llangynhafal, and is by Saphir, a French Limousin bull, and was out of a Limousin cross Belgium Blue cow.
That is why they are building up their pedigree lines of Beltex sheep and Belgium Blue cattle on their 250-acre farm at Bwlchyfadfa near Talgarreg.
A good show of Stock Bulls were topped at 169ppk for a Limousin consigned by R Wade & Son, Primrose Side Farm, bought by P R Cheesbrough, Barmpton Grange, and a cracking 10-year-old Belgium Blue from W & J Herbert, Woodwell House Farm, had top value at PS1307, selling to Cleveland Meats, Stockton.
CATTLE rustlers have cost a Cornish farmer an estimated PS250,000 after 17 of his Belgium blue cross herd were stolen in the dead of night.
The 15-month-old Limousin cross Belgium Blue heifer was fielded by last year''s Anglesey beef interbreed winner, Tecwyn Jones, of Ty Newydd, Nebo, Llanrwst - who also saw son Llion claim the junior interbreed championship yesterday.
An outstanding OTM Belgium Blue heifer from Sharplaw, Hownam sold to 305p per kg.

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