By Promar Consultant
Promar’s positive impact on the sector - 26 July 2012
I recently came away from a client visit feeling happy knowing why I enjoy doing this job.
When we started working together the farmer told me that it was ridiculous for me to state that Friesian heifers should calve down closer to 2 years old than 3.
Since that discussion his latest batch of heifers, to be served this month, will be around 18 months old... and next month’s batch will not be far behind them! Heifer fertility on the farm is excellent so we expect to be calving heifers at around 25 - 27 months next year whereas the farmer really had been calving at around 3 years previously!
All of this has only been possible through hard work from both sides, and the work the farmer is doing is amazing! We still have lots to do but the progress has been phenomenal.
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