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An old versus new bull: ‘the difference between minor and senior football’
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An old versus new bull: ‘the difference between minor and senior football’

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Dairy farmers have again been warned against introducing a new and inexperienced bull to the herd immediately prior to the breeding season.
Dairy farmers have again been warned against introducing a new and inexperienced bull to the herd immediately prior to the breeding season.

Speaking at a dairy fertility meeting in Cavan on Thursday night, Doreen Corridan of Munster AI outlined management tips for farmers ahead of the breeding season.

Corridan said too many farmers put an inexperienced bull to work with large numbers of cows when they are unable to cater for them.

“You must get your ratio right. A young bull will be able to work with 15 cows or heifers, while an experienced bull will be able for 30... you can’t beat an experienced bull,” she said.

“A bull in the second-season versus a first-season bull is the difference between minor and senior ...

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