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Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:10 am
by Boot Jack Bulls
Supa Dexta wrote:August sure sounds like summer calving to me.

Autumn 2017 in Northern Hemisphere will begin on
Friday, September 22
and ends on
Thursday, December 21

Ok? Call it what you want and I will do the same. We usually try to have them done calving in this group by the middle of Sept, the show season kicks off the end of Sept and that is a factor for us...

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:32 pm
by machslammer
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Various calves so far this yr.

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:13 pm
by gizmom
I guess we officially started calving today :( . First calf heifer due 9/15/17 had a set of twin bull calves. She mothered up to both, but three weeks early. She doesn't have much of a bag, I hope that is due to the early birth. Hope everyone has a good calving season!

Gizmom

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:09 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Sometimes the twins take so much out of them during gestation, that the cow doesn't milk as well. She may need some supplement to get her going. Usually, I can "suspect" twins because of the BCS of the cow.

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:45 am
by talltimber
gizmom wrote:I guess we officially started calving today :( . First calf heifer due 9/15/17 had a set of twin bull calves. She mothered up to both, but three weeks early. She doesn't have much of a bag, I hope that is due to the early birth. Hope everyone has a good calving season!

Gizmom


I had twin bulls born last week to a hfr, dead I assume. Cleaned up, 20' apart, she was coming back to them and bawling for them. She was due last half Sept.
Had another born to 3yo, alive for now and doing good, due mid to late Sept according to my notes after bull turn in.

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:40 pm
by gizmom
TT hate you lost your twins, sure heart breaking to lose a calf. The heifer was due 9/15 I sure didn't suspect twins. We have had at least one set of twins for the past six years. I totally blame my daughter in law. Up until she had the twin granddaughters we rarely had a set. Now its every year, the good news is this year mamma is taking both and both seem to be healthy, small but healthy.

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The heifers were all AI'd on natural service this year so the due dates are scattered around from Mid September to about the 2nd week of Oct. The due date of our ET calves is 10/12 and AI calves are 10/14. I just hope we don't have a repeat of last year we had a bunch calve late August a number of the early calves just didn't make it. It was just so freaking hot, I believe that was a big part of the issue. I also blame my sire selection on part of the problem, but I will leave that to a different thread.

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