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Twins

Postby Lazy M » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:42 pm

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I'd been watching this cow for a couple days. This would be her second calf. She decided to have her 2nd & 3rd. Both heifers.
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Getting her up to the barn wasn't easy. I tied a plastic trough to the 4 wheeler, and hog-tied her calves inside it and dragged it. She was not a happy mama (she got me once), but we made it to the barn. I'll supplement her with grain until grass comes on.
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Re: Twins

Postby gizmom » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:11 pm

I hate twins but if your going to get them it's nice they are both heifers. Good luck with them.

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Re: Twins

Postby Ky hills » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:09 pm

Twins definitely are more work, but looks like they are doing well. That's good that they are both heifers. Just be careful around the cow.
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Re: Twins

Postby Nesikep » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:07 am

Looks like that belly needs refilling now!

And yes, be careful around that proud momma!
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Re: Twins

Postby Dubcharo » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:29 pm

9 pairs here for 114 calving cows so far, lost 1 pair breech and already dead. Not a record but the next twins will be, only 9 cows remaining. If we don't break that record it will be ok. Most went well but it's definitely more work!
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Re: Twins

Postby Lazy M » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:37 pm

Dubcharo wrote:9 pairs here for 114 calving cows so far, lost 1 pair breech and already dead. Not a record but the next twins will be, only 9 cows remaining. If we don't break that record it will be ok. Most went well but it's definitely more work!

Do you get them up and supplement them or are your cows able to hold condition without extra?
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Re: Twins

Postby Dubcharo » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:57 pm

The cows are indoor until the end of may, they are on free choice hay and corn silage. The ones with twins are thinner but stay in good shape. The calves can eat grain begining around 2 months old. Most of them find milk on other cows. Each year we have 4-6 pairs, that is the average in the charolais breed. This year is near record. The calves stay 1 week in the calving pen with their mother.
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Re: Twins

Postby Lazy M » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:12 pm

Thought I'd give an update on the twins
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Re: Twins

Postby Workinonit Farm » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:24 pm

Looking good!
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Re: Twins

Postby quartermeter » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:09 pm

What did they weigh.
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Re: Twins

Postby Lazy M » Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:21 am

quartermeter wrote:What did they weigh.

Didn't weigh them but did pick them both up and I'd say around 60-65# each. They've prob both doubled their bw since
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Re: Twins

Postby Lazy M » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:33 pm

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She did it again. Both heifers. I think she was happy to be back in the barn
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Re: Twins

Postby artesianspringsfarm » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:41 pm

That's pretty dang impressive. Did you retain either of the other two calves? Also, what kind of bull did you use? Pretty markings. Congrats on the good luck and pay that girl with some groceries!
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Re: Twins

Postby HanginH » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:53 pm

Looking good and like mentioned nice that they are both heifers.
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Re: Twins

Postby Lazy M » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:12 pm

artesianspringsfarm wrote:That's pretty dang impressive. Did you retain either of the other two calves? Also, what kind of bull did you use? Pretty markings. Congrats on the good luck and pay that girl with some groceries!

I kept one of them them. The other didn't make the cut
This group has a white faced sim bull and an angus.
I'll keep her in the barn and feed her some grain until grass comes on.
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