Knowing the myostatin status of your animals, will help you to select bulls with the most appropriate myostatin traits for your breeding program. This will lead to better calving ease and help with the ever-present trend to improve carcass confirmation and quality.
There are both advantages and disadvantages of breeding with animals carrying the myostatin gene, which is why it is imperative that you know the carrier status of your breeding animals.
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Autumn Sale Dates
Stirling 22/23 October Auctioneers: United Auctions Ltd Tel: 01786 473055
Sunday 21 October 10am Charolais bull inspection
Monday 22 October 10am Show of Charolais bulls
Tuesday 23 October 10.45am Sale of Charolais bulls
Dungannon 2 November Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart Tel: 028 8772 2727
Welshpool 8 November Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales Ltd Tel: 01938 553438
Carlisle 23 November Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington LtdTel: 01228 406230
This year’s Charolais team, The Northern Boys – Micheal Dumbreck, Tom Brown and Harry Stobart, who were kindly jointly sponsored by Blyth’s Butchers, arrived at Malvern Three Counties Showground mid-morning, after their long trip down from Yorkshire ready to start work. Read more…
There was an early start to the qualifiers this year, as the weekend after Easter saw the first of the regional qualifiers take place for the South East, Anglia and South West regions on Saturday 7 April at Mortimers Farm, Fair Oak, Hampshire, by kind invitation of the Piper and Maclean families. Read more…