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  1. Limestone Cowboy

    Limestone Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Few pics over the course of the year.

    Bundle of weanling heifers a few weeks ago I have picked for replacements. IMG_20181126_201403_978.jpg
    Some of the cows being put to the winterage a few weeks ago. 20181120_111358.jpg
    Breaking in the new toy IMG_20181102_165311_139.jpg
    Young charolais bull I bought last spring. IMG_20180701_215800_949.jpg
    The year and half replacement heifers back when we had the drought. IMG_20180721_135548_824.jpg
    All ready for the local tractor run last January. IMG_20180113_222726_705.jpg
     
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    Smashing stock. What's the breeding behind the bull?
     
  3. Limestone Cowboy

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    Sound, he's by carrickbrack hutch 96 (ckh) and a couple of generations of home breeding on the cows side going back to Jupiter I think. He won't be overly big but plenty of shape. Let him off with a bundle of scopey lim cows so hoping he'll cross well with them and won't be too hard calving. Had been running two lim bulls up to this year but hard to beat the charolais the day your selling. Here's a picture from the top. IMG_20180426_145714_162.jpg
     
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    Few drone shots from last spring, use it to keep an eye on cows calving in the winterage. Very handy. org_98674eff58aab79a_1517568501000.jpg org_79f939c1d145208b_1525961530000.jpg org_6315035a1b15db02_1524115872000.jpg org_fabb8e6a14a24818_1520528115000.jpg org_b6ea98ea4867131d_1523469506000.jpg
     
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    Are most of your stock outwintered on the Burren Limestone Cowboy?

    Lovely stock there especially your replacement heifers. :Thumbp2:
     
  6. Limestone Cowboy

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    Ya everything's out for the winter getting a good dose of hardship :rolleyes2:
     
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    Its the right place for them, brilliant job, low cost, healthy and hardy stock. We outwinter light stock but Don't have the ground to do it with cows. Would you find charlaois and limousine equally at home outside for the winter?
     
  8. Limestone Cowboy

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    Much of a muchness really. The really fine muscley ones don't suit though so try to stay away from keeping them as replacements. I've mostly red lim cows at this stage and a handful of chx cows I would have bought as weanlings. Just find it hard to be sure of milk with the chx heifers.
     
  9. Limestone Cowboy

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    Like a scene from the wild west :deyective::deyective: Snapchat-208650484.jpg
     
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    what set up do u run
     
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    You got them looking well i'll give you that!:cowboy:
     
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  12. Limestone Cowboy

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    Keep around 40 cows, sell around half as weanlings and the rest as year and a halfs. All outwintered on the burren.
     
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    Can't beat the led's 20181211_164806.jpg
     
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    You are piling the nuts into them, how many kgs/hd[​IMG]
     
  15. Limestone Cowboy

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    Getting about 3.5kg a head. They'd want it all to keep them going outside to be honest and they are in a bleak enough spot only a few hundred yards from the sea. The first kilo is just to warm them.
     
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    A few of the cows in the winterage on Christmas eve. They've no hardship got yet. Snapchat-225837193.jpg
     
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    No shed could compare to that.
    Are you giving them any fodder or meal.
     
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    Would you ever get any trouble with lameness from them getting hurt on a stone?.
     
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    Lameness is 90% to do with feed and disease and very little to do with physical injuries. Out wintering cattle should be encouraged as they are a lot healthier and less need of antibiotics. With all the space those cattle have they are going to be walking slowly and not injure themselves.
    Do you have Orchids or rare flowers as a result of the out wintering. Are you involved in the Burren Life project or what do you think of it.
     
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    is the Burren a commonage?
     
  21. Limestone Cowboy

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    Not yet but will be giving the 2-3kgs meal from next week on now.

    Not really, would have a few that would get a drop over the course of the year alright but wouldn't be much of a problem.

    Ya the place would be full of orchids in late spring and early summer. I'm in the burren life alright. It's a good scheme in fairness. Every farm has a plan specifically tailored to that farm and you chose whatever work you want to do through it. You'll get out of it what you put into it like but it has made a big difference to the burren over a few years.

    There's a few commanages in the burren alright but the vast majority of land is privately owned.
     
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    The annual scrub for the local tractor run over and done with...afwul pity it'll be destroyed again Monday evening :tdown::tdown: Snapchat-1400784018.jpg
     
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    Santa came a bit late this year! :whistle::whistle:
     

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    Turbo for the TS 115 ?
     
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    :thumbup:
     

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