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Postby lithuanian farmer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:52 am

It's been a while since we bought in any heifers or cows, but our neighbour had a very good last year born heifer, so why not. She's 18 months old, LimoxBBxdairy. Gonna weigh her today or tomorrow, but she should be at least ~1200lbs. Today she is in heat, so hopefully she'll get bred by our Limousine bull.
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Re: New purchase

Postby msplmtneer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:10 am

Nice like her color :tiphat:
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Re: New purchase

Postby lithuanian farmer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:30 am

Yes, we like her color alot too. :)
Just weighed her. 1279lbs.
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Re: New purchase

Postby Nesikep » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:14 am

That's a good weight, and she doesn't look BIG.. I really want to get a livestock scale someday so I can stop guessing
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Re: New purchase

Postby farmerjan » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:31 am

NICE LOOKING HEIFER. Really like the rumps you have on your cattle. Well balanced looking.
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Re: New purchase

Postby gizmom » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:51 am

love her color, what is her age? If she is just a heifer and weighs 1279 she is going to make a really big cow.

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Re: New purchase

Postby lithuanian farmer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:56 pm

gizmom wrote:love her color, what is her age? If she is just a heifer and weighs 1279 she is going to make a really big cow.

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She's 18months and 2 days old. :) She spent today with a bull, and now she's with our maiden heifers and will be with them for a month or two until our cows comes closer home. She'll get some meal during that time too, so should grow even more.
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Re: New purchase

Postby lithuanian farmer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:04 pm

Nesikep wrote:That's a good weight, and she doesn't look BIG.. I really want to get a livestock scale someday so I can stop guessing

She's really wide and has lots of meat, so she has some weight. Her dam is ~1750lbs or so.
We need scales, as cattle we sell can't be smaller or bigger than needed and it's sometimes hard to tell how much they weigh. Also good to know daily gain and see if our feeding gives better gains.
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Re: New purchase

Postby lithuanian farmer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:11 pm

farmerjan wrote:NICE LOOKING HEIFER. Really like the rumps you have on your cattle. Well balanced looking.

Thank you. We liked her since last year. Her owner wanted to leave her for herself, but after she broke her arm, she decided to sell her to the meat factory. Owner has only three cows, one BBxdairy and two dairy, three a couple months old Angusx heifers ans this heifer. We still have one 10year old cow which we bought as a pregnant heifer from the same person.
Very lucky to get her. Gonna pay a beef price by liveweight. It'd be ~950$.
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Re: New purchase

Postby Muddy » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:14 pm

She looks great! Love the typical BB look
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Re: New purchase

Postby lithuanian farmer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:22 pm

Muddy wrote:She looks great! Love the typical BB look

Hopefully she'll have some roan heifers in the future! :)
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Re: New purchase

Postby gizmom » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:26 pm

Nice I bet she makes you a fine cow!

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Re: New purchase

Postby lithuanian farmer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:29 pm

gizmom wrote:Nice I bet she makes you a fine cow!

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Fingers crossed!
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Re: New purchase

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:55 pm

Weighed her yesterday. Nice 1338lbs, already. She's with other heifers and will get meal for a month or so.
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Re: New purchase

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:55 pm

Love the blue roans. I do not see any dairy in her!!! She sure doesn't need any extra feed. LOL
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