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I don't want to be harsh but 400kg at 2 years old is poor performance.
The would want to be 500kg to go on a finishing diet.
Not happy with them either. Switched to bullocks this year as the heifers are too hard to flesh.
Just checked and they are currently only doing half daily gain that they were doing at last weighing.
 
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I don't want to be harsh but 400kg at 2 years old is poor performance.
The would want to be 500kg to go on a finishing diet.

Just weighed them again. The good ones are doing 0.7kg/day. Had a couple that got pneumonia last year and it has stunted them just around the 0.5kg/day range.

All getting 2kg of 16% concentrate along with silage. The silage would be mid 60 dmd due to the weather last summer. The 2kg concentrate given ties in with the above linked doc from teagasc.

Best are 480kg at 24mths.

Would more concentrate help the ones with pneumonia or is the stunt that the pneumonia gave them unrecoverable?
 
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