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325lb cow

Postby MtnCows93 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:25 am

i was watching the sale and saw a couple little tiny pairs sell, the smaller of the two cows weighed 325 pounds and had a pretty black calf that was around 150. have you guys ever seen a cow that small? had me wondering what bull the guy used on them. i dont think of cows as pets but man these would make good ones lol
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby Son of Butch » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:39 am

What did they bring?
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby Lucky_P » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:49 am

When we were in practice in Giles Co., TN, back in the 1980s, we had one guy back in the hollers who had a herd of (inbred) Angus cows with strong Jersey influence... don't think there'd been any new genes introduced in quite a few decades. A BIG cow in that herd would go 500 lbs; most were considerably smaller..
Delicate little black cows, but they sure had pretty little 'milk-cow' udders. Dished faces were pretty common, showing the Jersey influence, and I saw a couple of dystocias due to rectovaginal constriction... a Jersey recessive defect.

I've not seen any Dexter or Kerry cattle in person, but my impression is that they're pretty small...
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby MRRherefords » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:53 am

I would personally never want to have one like that. That is for sure.
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby MtnCows93 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:39 pm

son of butch, i dont remember what they brought but they record the sale and post it on there website tomorrow so ill try and get a link so you guys can see
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby MtnCows93 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:41 pm

lucky thats a neat story, i guess inbreeding will do that i dont know much about the problems it causes but i know people use it to there advantage somehow, they just call it linebreeding to make it sound better haha
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby Ky hills » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:41 pm

Went to a cow sale back last winter, saw a pen of little Hereford and BWF cows and calves. A cow/calf pair together weighed about 5 something to 600. The little bull had some age in years on him and weighed in the low 900's. most of them looked fairly common, the bull had some black hair on his tail. Though they were small the cows and calves had horns that would have been big for regular sized cattle now a days. I don't remember what they brought but needless to say they didn't top the market. It also seemed that some of them resurfaced on Craigslist in the following days.
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby Muddy » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:56 pm

Probably mini Zebu or Lowline crosses. Lot of mini Hereford, Dexter and Lowline breeders in my area. Seems that most local Zebu breeders are using Dexter or Lowline bull on zebu cows.
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby Cross-7 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:13 pm

My cousin bought a really well bred lowline angus bull to use on heifers.
Paid around a1000 for him at 15 months old.
Used him a couple years and carried him to the sale barn and he sold for 2000.
He called me and said we are in the wrong cattle business :)
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby MtnCows93 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:20 pm

heres the link to the sale of you wanna see the cow skip to the 1 hour and 39 minute mark http://turnersburgstockyard.com/sale-day-camera/
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:18 pm

Looks like a money maker to me.
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby Muddy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:21 pm

MtnCows93 wrote:heres the link to the sale of you wanna see the cow skip to the 1 hour and 39 minute mark http://turnersburgstockyard.com/sale-day-camera/

It's a Dexter cow with a Dexter calf.
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby Son of Butch » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:28 pm

Appears the 325 lb Dexter cow sold for $163 (50.15 cents lb) and her heifer calf $287 = $450 for the pair
or 96.77 cents lb for the cow/calf pair
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:31 pm

I watched the video. Not exactly front lot cows, that's for sure. If I'd been at the yard that day,they'd have both came home with me. Tie down those two calves a little while, and turn them little cows til they got sour.
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Re: 325lb cow

Postby MtnCows93 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:57 pm

I guess $450 for the pair aint bad for what they are, considering you could feed them for a week with one square bale lol
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