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Calving 2017 has begun

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:24 pm
by gizmom
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We had our first calf which turned out to be twins dang it. The calf was due on 9/15 out of a first calf heifer. The heifer is a SAV Blackcap May 1325 x SAV Piority the twins are sired by Charlo. We penned the heifer up she accepted both calves being the first we didn't have anything we could try to graph a calf to. I was a bit worried at three weeks early her milk coming in but she now has a beautiful bad and the calves seem to be doing great. I love it when a heifer turns out like this one!


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Since she is having to do twice the work we are going to keep her penned with extra groceries to help her get the job done.

Gizmom

Re: Calving 2017 has begun

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:49 pm
by MRRherefords
That is great that they both survived and the mother accepted them. Congratulations. Nice looking cow. What are the sexes of the calves?

Re: Calving 2017 has begun

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:57 pm
by elkwc
Nice cow and calves. It is always good to see a sucking calf/calves on a first calf heifer.

Re: Calving 2017 has begun

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:01 pm
by kd4au
Seems when I have twins they are a little earlier than their due date. Good looking cow. You must be experienced with twins since you penned them up, I think it is always good to pen them until they get a few weeks old.

Re: Calving 2017 has begun

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:32 pm
by Post Oak
Please let me know have the Charlo calves do. I'm thinking of using him via AI next year on heifers.

Re: Calving 2017 has begun

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:31 pm
by gizmom
MRR
both bull calves so that is a plus, usually our luck with twins if they both survive one will be a bull and the other a heifer and then mamma doesn't want to take but one and of course the one she falls in love with will be the heifer. This is kinda nice she loves them both and they are both Bulls so far so good.

Post Oak
This is the third year using Charlo, we have 20 more coming I think it is safe to say we like him. So far we haven't had any bad attitudes, our first females out of him will be calving in the next few weeks. To me you really don't know if a bull works until his daughters start calving. We saw a good number of his daughters in the pasture at Coleman they had calves at side and were making very nice cows. Needless to say seeing them sure made me happy we had used the bull. We also saw SAV President, SAV Reign and SAV Rainmaster all sons of Charlo and they were all impressive.

Gizmom

Re: Calving 2017 has begun

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:54 am
by lithuanian farmer
Congrats! It's a blessing to have two alive calves from a good loving cow.

Re: Calving 2017 has begun

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:19 am
by creekdrive
Congrats on the twins! That's a good looking heifer.
Good luck the rest of your calving season.

Re: Calving 2017 has begun

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:13 am
by Backbone Ranch
Nice looking heifer and calves! I am glad to hear that she accepted both of them.

Re: Calving 2017 has begun

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:59 pm
by Ky hills
Nice looking trio there.