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Postby shebilly » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:09 am

My husband and I dragged our four teenage kids (3 girls/ 1 boy) kicking and screaming :lol: to a 159 acres farm approx. 30 miles north of our last home Feb. 2005.
We started buying mainly bred cows (Crosses) in Sept. 2005, and as of today we have just added 6 bred Reg. Charolais cows and 1 Reg. Charolais bull to our 14 cows, 3 heifers, and 8 calves born since Oct. (Half bulls/ half heifers) and out of our first fourteen we still have 7 more bred and due over the next few months, so as of today we have 32, with (Fingers crossed) 13 more calves on the way.
I have already found a lot of good advice and information and I hope to continue to read great posts from everyone...
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Postby Beefy » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:11 am

welcome. yeah i dont know if the charolais bull on heifers is such a good idea though.
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Postby warpaint » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:32 am

Howdeee!!
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Postby flaboy+ » Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:26 am

Welcome, I guess you will be getting a lot calf pulling experience in the near future.
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Postby shebilly » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:16 pm

As to the comments on pulling calves, yes we have a little concern on that, but we don't plan on using the Charolais Bull on the heifers. Two of the cows we already have were bred to Charolais bulls before we got them and had three great looking calves without any problems (one had twins).

The older gentleman we got the Charolais from has been raising cattle for over fifty years and has been raising Charolais' and using Charlais bulls with his crosses for over fifteen and has never (as he said knock on wood) had any problems, and he has some great looking cattle. He and his wife are starting to thin down his herds because he has the onset of Alzheimer's, but in talking with them we found he still has a wealth of knowlege and they plan on visiting with us and as they own a vacation home not too far from us...

Thanks for all the comments... I totally respect everyone's comments and advice always...
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Postby Susie David » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:46 pm

Welcome....sounds like you are on your way...enjoy the ride.
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Postby born2run » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:21 pm

Welcome here. :)
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Postby Bret » Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:34 pm

Welcome.

If you think your kids were screaming before, wait till you try to take it away from them in a couple of years.

Well done.
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Postby lcupit » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:22 pm

Welcome! Get your teenagers involved in the showing of livestock and they will never look back.
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Postby SPRINGER FARMS MURRAY GRE » Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:35 pm

Welcome.....might want to considera good Murray Grey bull to put on those heifers! :D :lol: ;-) :cboy:
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Postby LisaJoy » Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:23 pm

Welcome and good luck with your farm adventures. In my opion, there's nothing better than raising a family on a farm. :)

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