Contact Henry Rowntree, Rowntree Farms, Windy Pike, Gisburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 4HZ - 01200 445320 - 07866 222062
Thank you to everyone who bought our females in our Dispersal sale in September, below are a sample of some of the two year old heifers that were sold.
Two year old heifers with their calves
Ribble Equidora S460 b 08/04/2016 Ribble Elita S517 b 20/04/2016
Ribble Poppy Maid S531 b 22/04/2016 Ribble Portia S543 b 27/04/2016
We reared almost the entire crop of female calves for breeding which enabled us to offer customers the opportunity to choose foundation stock or additions to their herd from a selection of cows and heifers from our 170 cow herd that averaged top 10% EBVs.
Herd fertility in 2017 was excellent with 95% of cattle due to calve in the first nine weeks from late March 2018.
Health Status - We are members of the Biobest HiHealth scheme and understand how important it is for customers to have confidence in our herd health. Many diseases are not easy to eliminate but by being as transparent as we can we aim to give you as much information as possible and for you to be assured of our integrity.
TB4 - 4 year testing area - the last herd test was December 2015, all clear - we have been for over 40 years. November 2016 over 50 cattle were tested for export, all clear
Johnes - 186 tested December 2017, all clear. Level 2.
203 tested December 2016, one positive which had had a prolapsed
calf bed. Level 3.
219 tested December 2015, all clear. Level 2.
BVD - Accredited. All calves are tissue sampled at birth. All breeding stock vaccinated initially as yearlings and then annually.
IBR - up to 2014 all calves vaccinated with marker vaccine. December 2015 blood tests show no wild virus so calves are not vaccinated.
Leptospirosis - no herd test, all breeding stock routinely vaccinated.
Extra tests - carried out in November 2016 on 15 heifers for export. All clear for IBR, BVD, Johnes,TB and Neospora.