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SR IRWIN SHAGGY-P

Will follow this one with interest, no Eclipes or Critic...tremendous udder numbers as well.
ivyoaks
Apr 25
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4778

Jersey Journal Great Cow contest features two polled cows!

The Jersey Jounal is currently accepting votes for the preliminary round of the Great Cow Contest. There are two polled cows that have been nominated. I
jerseycowman
Mar 4
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4777

Re: Newsletter

Hi Bruce, The newsletter containing the article " What is 'Social Licence' and why do I care? " can be seen at the following address-
k.mcgarvie@...
Feb 21
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4776

Re: polled bull in MI

There is an indirect way to select for tractable dispositions in dairy animals through AI It requires access to extended pedigree information and what you seek
Greg Palen
Feb 17
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4775

Re: polled bull in MI

It is common for coyottes to do that, DNR is being willfully ignorant. I responded to Wendell's email but I think the computer ate it. The problem you're
ksmilker
Feb 16
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Re: polled bull in MI

We have had a few horned cows in the past and all but one learned to use them on her herd mates. This problem was particularly bad at the feed bunk. The
Cheri Harsh
Feb 16
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Re: polled bull in MI

Let’s be careful how we talk to each other. We all have different experiences. I’m not a wildlife biologist. I do watch nature programs on TV. Think of
Wendell Miller
Feb 12
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4772

Newsletter

Hi Kerry, any chance of a copy of that newsletter? thanks Bruce Hi Kerry, any chance of a copy of that newsletter? thanks Bruce
Bruce Cameron
Feb 11
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4771

Re: A thought on dehorning

Agreed Kerry, don't like burning them or the extra work. POLLED-nature's no fuss dehorning gene! On Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:00 AM,
Bruce Cameron
Feb 11
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4770

The bull whose semen is worth $3,000

This has nothing to do with polled, but is an interesting article. Wendell Miller 10 February 2015 Last updated at 19:57 ET The bull whose semen is worth
Wendell Miller
Feb 11
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Re: Demand for polled Jersey bulls

Greg , we had an interesting experience just a month ago regarding service bulls. We had an inquirey for 4 service age bulls, so took the purchaser and his
k.mcgarvie@...
Feb 11
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4768

Re: A thought on dehorning

Yes, great points. We have an interesting topic over here at the moment- Social Licence. The recently resigned President of the UDV (Tyran Jones) here wrote
k.mcgarvie@...
Feb 11
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Re: polled bull in MI

I'm not speaking of some mythical ideal, horns without problems are the daily reality on our dairy. 'It can't be done' is always the excuse for why we can't do
ksmilker
Feb 8
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4766

Re: polled bull in MI

Horns are not necessary for protection against predators; the herd is. The most likely reason for horns is for bulls to compete against each other for
Wendell Miller
Feb 8
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Re: selection on behavior

I agree-- horns were "bred on" (some breeds, eg, Jerseys were originally polled) for now obsolete reasons relating to protection in environments (such as the
Greg Palen
Feb 6
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