Research & Development - Pedigree yearling weight gains

Pedigree Highland Yearling Bull Calves
No Calf Name 2005 Calving Date Cow Sire
1 Calum Ruadh of Brue 19 May 05 Caileag Bheag 17th of Calachally Rioghail of Balmoral - AI
2 Ruairidh of Tom Buidhe 21 May 05 Caileag Bheag of Pennygown Rioghail of Balmoral - AI
3 Uilleam Òg 2nd of Tom Buidhe 10 June 05 Mairi Bhuidhe of Pennygown Lachlann 2nd of Auchnacraig
4 Mac 'an Bhain of Brue 23 June 05 Seonaid 3rd of Crossnish Lachlann 2nd of Auchnacraig


Live Weights - August 2006
    Pedigree Highland Yearling
    Bull Bullocks
Weigh date 3 August 2006 Calum Ruadh of Brue Ruairidh of Tom Buidhe Uilleam Òg 2nd of Tom Buidhe Mac 'an Bhain of Brue
Age Months and Days 14m + 15 days 14m + 13 days 13m + 23 days 13m + 10 days
Days 441 439 419 406
Gross weight Live (Kg) 490 435 465 454
Aver Daily Gain Kg/day 1.11 0.99 1.11 1.12
Best weight conversion placings: 1st - 4th 2nd = 3rd 2nd = 1st


Live Weights - April 2006
    Pedigree Highland Yearling Bull Calves
Weigh date 25 April 2006 Calum Ruadh of Brue Ruairidh of Tom Buidhe Uilleam Òg 2nd of Tom Buidhe Mac 'an Bhain of Brue
Age Months and Days 11m + 6 days 11m + 4 days 10m + 15 days 10m + 2 days
Days 341 339 319 306
Gross weight Live (Kg) 335 301 325 314
Aver Daily Gain Kg/day 0.98 0.89 1.02 1.03
Best weight conversion placings: 1st - 4th 3rd 4th 2nd 1st


Pedigree Yearling Highland Bulls (Born 2004) Weight Gain Comparisons
Sire Lachlan 2nd of Auchnacraig Dougald Prince of Killilan
Dam Eilidh of Dunvegan Màiri Bhuidhe 5th of Pennygown
Yearling Bull's Name Pìobaire Ruadh of Dunvegan Uilleam Òg of Brue
Tag No UK501401 300054 UK508196400002  
DOB 26 February 2004 11 March 2004
Weigh Dates Live weight (Kg) Days Old Average daily weight gain (Kg/day) Live weight (Kg) Days Old Average daily weight gain (Kg/day)
11 Feb 05 340 351 0.97 338 337 1.00
25 Feb 05 354 365 0.97 350 351 1.00
10 March 05 370 378 0.98 362 364 0.99
2 April 05 390 401 0.97 385 387 0.99
20 April 05 411 419 0.98 431 405 1.06
7 May 05 Retained as stock bull 2005 and 2006 Class winner at Highland Cattle Society Pedigree Sale at UA Mart, Perth. Sold to Claggersnich Fold, Cromdale, by Grantown-on-Spey.