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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Abattoir report
« on: October 10, 2014, 02:14:12 pm »
Well, all fatstock got away fine on Wednesday. I'll do a diary post in due course.

Weghts back today; the bull was 356.5kg deadweigh; the bullock, 324kg. Pigs, 39.3 and 29.6, so a bit less than last year when the weights were 49 and 44kg, from memory.

Cull ewes, 39.3 and 37.9kg

Six lambs between 18.8kg and 24.1, with four between 19 and 21kg.

They'll all be fat. All our stock are fat. But they are tasty  :thumbsup:

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Abattoir report
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 02:26:07 pm »
When do you get the meat  back?  I'll be at Forfar on Sunday, just wondered if I could pick up some beef then?  PM prices anyway please  :wave: - looking for roasts to feed about 6. :excited:
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: Abattoir report
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 02:38:51 pm »
Be three or four weeks, depending on how long Stuart decides to hang it - thsi is a quality product, not to be rushed  :)

Email me for details.

doganjo

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Re: Abattoir report
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2014, 03:15:32 pm »
done
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

bloomer

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Re: Abattoir report
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2014, 04:33:14 pm »
wow before boning etc thats just shy of a ton of meat... hope the freezers have been run down ready :-)




shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Abattoir report
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2014, 05:31:44 pm »
how old were the bull and bullock?

our first calf is going next yr just before he is 3.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: Abattoir report
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2014, 06:15:56 pm »
how old were the bull and bullock?

our first calf is going next yr just before he is 3.

Both bull and bullock were born 2012; the bullock in May and the bull in August.

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Abattoir report
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2014, 08:00:06 pm »
thanks

Sudanpan

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • West Cornwall
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Re: Abattoir report
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2014, 05:42:36 pm »

Both bull and bullock were born 2012; the bullock in May and the bull in August.


Err probably a very dumb question - but how come the bullock is actually older than the bull?? Does a bullock become a bull once he's been worked?


Also - your cull ewes were heavier than your pigs - is that to be expected?


Thanks  :innocent:

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Abattoir report
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2014, 05:49:55 pm »
im thinking the bullock was castrated and the pigs were kunes?

bullock has a different meaning in USA, its then a young uncastrated male.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2014, 05:55:12 pm by shygirl »

Sudanpan

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • West Cornwall
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Re: Abattoir report
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2014, 03:56:55 pm »
Ahaaa  :thumbsup:

 

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