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Re: New bull

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:42 am
by lithuanian farmer
Some not weaned bull's calves.
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Image Very lovely 7/8Limo heifer. Future replacement. Would love abit more expressed muscles on rear. However, very lovely personality and good back. March born.
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Another 7/8Limo heifer. Light rear, but very thick body. Her dam has weak rear too. Good friendly personality and should be the heaviest weaned heifer this year. Future replacement too. March born.
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July born heifer, out of 3/4Char cow. Shaping up bit by bit.
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April born bull calf. Dam is 1/4 (Angus, Salers, BB, dairy).
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August 4th born heifer out of 1/2Angus, 1/4Salers cow. Maybe replacement.
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Re: New bull

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:44 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Looking good. Lots of choices.

Re: New bull

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:11 pm
by lithuanian farmer
First calf heifers with this bull's ~1-2months old calves.
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Re: New bull

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:29 pm
by Son of Butch
Nice wide backs on your calves, I like 'em.

Re: New bull

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:13 am
by ClinchValley
Very nice Limo butts you have. I'm in love with your animals.

Re: New bull

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:58 pm
by lithuanian farmer
Thank you. Next year will have all cows calving to this bull(starting December, actually), so will see what he can produce.

Re: New bull

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:54 am
by lithuanian farmer
The first calf from a cow in a while. Heifer out of Charxdairy cow. 291days gestation, wide body, massive shoulders long legs and skinny rear. Should be ~110lbs if not more. Calved herself.
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It looks that with colder weather gestations got longer and calves- bigger. Have one heifer on 292nd day today. Hopefully she'll calve VERY soon and with a normal calf.

Re: New bull

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:04 pm
by lithuanian farmer
Things don't look good. Heifer is calving today. 293 days gestation... Calving since afternoon. Only hooves comes out. Big hooves. Heifer doesn't want us close. It's going to be a long night... Wish us luck...

Re: New bull

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:05 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
sorry to hear that. Good Luck

Re: New bull

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:46 pm
by lithuanian farmer
Big dead bull calf... 112.4lbs. Luckily, heifer is fine, stood up after some rest and walked normally after pulling the calf out with the calving jack. She still needs her calf. Saw her walking in the pasture today and calling for the calf.
It was quite a job to catch her in the field and it's dark already. After finally managed to do that tied her to the tree and checked if calf goes normally. Found a head in the birth canal, so everything was okay. Not a very easy pull with a jack too. Went to sleeps after work at 4am.
Big boned calf for a heifer, not a good thing. Well, atleast she's fine and will be able to have another calf next year. We'll pull our bull from the herd soon and will start AI'ing some girls, so this heifer will be for AI too..
It's the first calf we lost from this bull. If heifer let us help her sooner calf would have been alive and she'd have been a happy new mom.
Her dam had ~77lbs heifer calf by the same bull in august.
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Re: New bull

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:16 pm
by lithuanian farmer
Newborn bull calf from 3/4Char cow. Big strong boy. More calves are already due in December. Could say that winter calving is starting.
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Re: New bull

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:33 am
by lithuanian farmer
Finally, one more calf. 4 cows and one heifer were due these days, and finally we have one calf.
286days gestation. Limox heifer out of AngusxSalersxdairy cow. Will weigh the calf tomorrow, but should be ~90lbs. Cow had her last calf on 26th of January, so it makes two calves in one year. :)
Another cow started calving at the moment, so waiting for one more calf. Other two cows look near too, one on 285th, another on 290th day. Heifer, however, is on 296th day... Her full sister calved on 295th day in January.
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Re: New bull

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:37 pm
by gcreekrch
Are you not permitted to dehorn cattle in Europe?

Re: New bull

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:46 am
by lithuanian farmer
gcreekrch wrote:Are you not permitted to dehorn cattle in Europe?

We can dehorn, but don't want. No need for that. Horns are an advantage when have to catch an animal.

Re: New bull

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:55 am
by lithuanian farmer
New calves born last night. Both bull calves. While we calved one cow in the shed, another has calved outside.
The red calf weighs 92.5lbs, the black not weighed, but should be ~100lbs. The previous heifer weighed 96lbs this morning.
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