2016 Bull Calves

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2016 Bull Calves

Postby gizmom » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:00 am

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The boss just unloaded the first group at the home place. I think they are going to take off on all this millet!

He is headed back to the farm for the last load.

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Re: 2016 Bull Calves

Postby Dogs and Cows » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:16 am

I like the millet! Mine has stalled...sprouted...then we went dry...got a good rain last night...I am hoping!!! Keep the pics coming!

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Re: 2016 Bull Calves

Postby gizmom » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:12 am

I refuse to complain about the rain. This millet was planted on 5/17 if that tells you just how much rain we have been getting. I think we have had rain 18 out of the past 20 days or at least it seems like it. We are overrun with grass which is a wonderful problem to have for sure. I just pray it doesn't shut off on us.

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Re: 2016 Bull Calves

Postby elkwc » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:43 pm

Beautiful pasture. Would appreciate a close up of the bulls if you get one.

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Re: 2016 Bull Calves

Postby gizmom » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:10 pm

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I will sure get some once they have some time to settle in a bit. We kept 29 to develop this year, but we cull throughout the year with a final culling at yearling weight time. I have a couple on the radar to use next breeding season, just waiting to see how they develop to make the final decision. One is out of the 811 cow and SAV Recharge 3436 another is out of SAV Resource 1441 and Blackcap May 2315 he is an ET calf. The third is right now a tie between a Recharge calf out of a young cow 324 and Recharge 3436 and a calf out of our herd bull 1339 and our Blackcap May 0524 donor. Both these calves look really good right now and to be honest we only need to keep two of the four so decisions decisions. I will send three to the Florida Bull Test of the four listed above but they will not be offered for sale this year.

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Re: 2016 Bull Calves

Postby NEFarmwife » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:48 am

gizmom wrote:elk

I will sure get some once they have some time to settle in a bit. We kept 29 to develop this year, but we cull throughout the year with a final culling at yearling weight time. I have a couple on the radar to use next breeding season, just waiting to see how they develop to make the final decision. One is out of the 811 cow and SAV Recharge 3436 another is out of SAV Resource 1441 and Blackcap May 2315 he is an ET calf. The third is right now a tie between a Recharge calf out of a young cow 324 and Recharge 3436 and a calf out of our herd bull 1339 and our Blackcap May 0524 donor. Both these calves look really good right now and to be honest we only need to keep two of the four so decisions decisions. I will send three to the Florida Bull Test of the four listed above but they will not be offered for sale this year.

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We personally, love our Resource calves. My husband can pick them out of anyone's herd.
We have several replacement heifers out of him this last year and a good portion of bull calves on the ground this year, not sure how many will be cut prior to bull sale but was one of the favorites at this past years sale.

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Re: 2016 Bull Calves

Postby gizmom » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:28 pm

We like our Resource calves. The daughters we have in production are doing us an excellent job as well. The boss and I are going to Schaff in August I hope to see him in person. Pretty excited about the tour of their operation.

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Re: 2016 Bull Calves

Postby NEFarmwife » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:06 pm

They have some folks just a couple miles down the road that have been part of their donor program for some time and they lease some pasture next to us. We've seen some high dollar progeny for years. We always joke, if the bull jumps the fence, we aren't saying anything! :cowboy:

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Re: 2016 Bull Calves

Postby jscunn » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:08 pm

Your millet looks way better than ours. Really nice calves, I hope they are close to the driveway on Friday.. :)

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Re: 2016 Bull Calves

Postby gizmom » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:57 pm

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The millet at the home place is doing much better than what we planted at the farm. I have no idea why same batch of seed, fertilized the same way. Only difference is farm was planted three weeks ahead of home place. The bull babies are in the millet right by the drive so you will for sure be able to see them. They are full for sure.

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