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Fall Calves

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:31 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
We started fall calving on Aug 4th and are off to a great start! All calves are sired by JFCC Silverado, our NBAR Hamley son.

Bull calf born 8/22 out of Emeralds Miss Gold ( pb Angus cow, 10 yrs old)
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Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:33 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
Only heifer so far. Born 8/12 to my daughter's pb Limi cow, Boot Jack Camaro.
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Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:34 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
Bull born 8/16 to pb Limi cow Boot Jack Elizabeth (9 yrs old).
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Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:45 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
Bull born 8/4 out of Boot Jack Cowgirl.
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Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:51 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
There were 2 more bulls born on 8/20 that I have to get pictures of yet. So far, all have been vigorous and energetic calves. All were 75 to 90 pounds with no assistance required. We are pretty pleased with how Silverado is crossing on our Limi and Angus matriarchs.

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:21 pm
by Red Bull Breeder
Pretty.

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:41 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
Red Bull Breeder wrote:Pretty.

Thanks!

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:47 pm
by Red Bull Breeder
Your welcome.

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:50 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
Now we just need to find the next red Limi bull to put in our rotation! The red angus experiment is working so far, but we still want to have plenty of red Limis around and don't plan to go all to Lim-flex....

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:48 pm
by frieghttrain
Super cute buggers. Glad you're not going all limflex or black which seems to be getting more popular. I've got a fullblood heifer coming here in a month due in march pretty excited about that.

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:18 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
We were managers of a multiple breed farm, including Red Angus, "Sunrise Farms" years ago. My husband went to a Red Angus convention?? and visited with a Boot Jack Red Angus farm - is that you? Ken was really impressed with your cattle.

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:32 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
frieghttrain wrote:Super cute buggers. Glad you're not going all limflex or black which seems to be getting more popular. I've got a fullblood heifer coming here in a month due in march pretty excited about that.


The reds are still our bread and butter, and are my personal favorites. That's part of the reason we decided to take a leap of faith on this bull. We like the Lim-flex females, but this way, we can keep them red (most of them anyway!).

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:We were managers of a multiple breed farm, including Red Angus, "Sunrise Farms" years ago. My husband went to a Red Angus convention?? and visited with a Boot Jack Red Angus farm - is that you? Ken was really impressed with your cattle.


That would have been Boot Jack Ranch. They were a bigger deal in the red Angus, and dispersed in the early 2000's, just before we got into the registered Limi deal. We have a lake on our property named Boot Jack lake, so that is the only reason we went with the name. We mostly stick to our Limis and have a few select Angus to cross with them. Really, if the Angus did not cross so fantastically with the Limis, we would not have the Angus either.

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:02 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Thanks for info. Every time I saw one of your posts, I wondered???

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:22 am
by Supa Dexta
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

Re: Fall Calves

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:33 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Around here, we consider fall calving starting 9-1 - but, that is also reflected in the show ring. "Senior" calves' ages range from 9-1 to 12-31. June, July & August are considered summer calves.