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Quad calves

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:17 am

Fun video about quad Charolaisx heifer calves born this year. Every farmer would be happy to have four alive good heifers from one cow in one year. :)
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Re: Quad calves

Postby Kingfisher » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:24 pm

What the heck did he say!? :). Charlois/Hereford dam and what kind of bull?
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Re: Quad calves

Postby Son of Butch » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:02 pm

I could understand him 1/2 way decent until he said 9 yr old cow Herefordx and the Bull sounded like maybe he was
trying to say Charolais x Devon????
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Re: Quad calves

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:17 pm

Irish accent :D
The sire of calves is Charolais bull. Dam is Herefordx. All calves were ~77lbs at birth.
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Re: Quad calves

Postby Nesikep » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:44 pm

wow, 4 of them at 77 lbs, that's a lot of baby in that belly!.. I had 2 at 110 and that was a huge cow
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Re: Quad calves

Postby dun » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:12 pm

A couple years ago friends of ours had quad Red Angus bulls. Turned out to be pretty nice calves
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Re: Quad calves

Postby farmerjan » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:12 am

Have seen triplets a few times born to dairy cows, usually not all the same sex so the females were free martins, but have never seen quads before. Neat!!!! I don't hate twins like so many farmers do, but I am willing to feed a little extra if they have twins so that the cow can make as much milk as possible for the first month or two at least to get them off to a good start. We usually have one set of twins a year but that only about 1/2 to 1 % of our total calves so pretty small number.
Thanks for sharing that video.
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Re: Quad calves

Postby Supa Dexta » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:07 am

Son of Butch wrote:I could understand him 1/2 way decent until he said 9 yr old cow Herefordx and the Bull sounded like maybe he was
trying to say Charolais x Devon????


Cottage devon. Cottage is a breeder it seems. I just make him out for the most part, except when he gets giggly. Still a lot of irish and scot accents around these parts.
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