Contact Henry Rowntree, Rowntree Farms, Windy Pike, Gisburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 4HZ - 01200 445320 - 07866 222062
We rear almost the entire crop of female calves for breeding which enables us to offer customers the opportunity to choose foundation stock or additions to their herd from a selection of cows and heifers from our 180 cow herd that averages top 10% EBVs .
Please phone or email Henry with your enquiries and he will help you to select the animal(s) that will best suit you.
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 - 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
IBR - up to 2014 all calves vaccinated with marker vaccine. December 2015
blood tests show no wild virus so calves are not
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.