delighted to inform you that I am now writing a monthly breeding column
in British Dairying. I look forward to engaging and informing farmers of
developments and news in the breeding side of the industry.
The Cattle Breeding
only truly independent hands-on breeding advice service in the UK
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the Breeding Maze?
The Cattle Breeding Consultancy was launched in February 1992 at
the National Holstein Show under its original name of JB Consultancy. Its
conception came through constant farmer feedback about the overwhelming
choice of Holstein sires on the market and the difficulty in sorting the
hype from the facts. With over 500 proven bulls generally available,
the choice for the dairy farmer was, and still is, completely bewildering.
The intention then, as now, was to offer a completely independent breeding
advice service with no influence from the semen companies or breed
These vegetable oil based
livestock markers have been popular as a heat detection aid for over three
years. They are easy to apply and can be carried around in the top pocket.
They can be used on wet or dry hides and on all classes of livestock. They
are available in a range of colours, fluorescent pink, orange, fluorescent
green and blue being the most popular.
production. We use the 16 trait scoring system and liaise with National
Milk Records to study production and pedigree information for
those herds that use NMR recording. We can source information from CIS
herds who are also welcome. The importance of inbreeding should not be
underestimated and our mating programme will ensure that your cows are not
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do a job,
wait until you hire an
A daughter of
Alfrag Juror Kendall
One of the popular bulls used by the Cattle Breeding Consultancy