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An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:34 pm

So this guy is a June 24th, 2017 bull calf. His dam is a purebred Simmental cow, sired by Upgrade. This is her 5th calf, all bulls but one (should have kept the heifer, but sold her as a bred several years ago). He has NOT been creep fed, and in fact we just started putting grain out this week to try to treat for Cocci (with crumbles in the grain). I have not weaned him because he is an awesome heat checker.... but I think it is time! I hope to get him weaned this weekend. I took these tonight. We last weighed the cow in November, when we vaccinated, and she was 1295. She is due May 25th to Shell Shocked....

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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby ALACOWMAN » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:36 pm

He's a hoss....nice,,he almost hides the cow..what was his birth weight??
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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby Silver » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:59 pm

Pretty good when they can raise a calf like that and gain a cycle too.
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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby farmboy80 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:01 pm

He's huge! Good looking calf!
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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby cattleman99 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:21 am

Now that's chunky monkey.
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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:30 pm

He may be a great heat checker, but he may be doing more than "checking". LOL Fertility comes with weight. He is a tank.
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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby wbvs58 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:51 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:He may be a great heat checker, but he may be doing more than "checking". LOL Fertility comes with weight. He is a tank.


Yeh I got a few born early July up around 300kg mark and one at 354kg that are great at heat detecting. I have a cow that has not stuck to AI that I have earmarked to sell so have not persevered with her, she comes on heat very regularly and was due on Tuesday but so far no show. The only exposure she had was to the bull calves which is no problem as she is going and if in calf will be sold as such but if open she goes to the butchers.

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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:50 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:He's a hoss....nice,,he almost hides the cow..what was his birth weight??


92 pounds

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:He may be a great heat checker, but he may be doing more than "checking". LOL Fertility comes with weight. He is a tank.


I watched him with the last one in heat, he never puts his penis out... just jumps. His testis are not big enough yet.... but he will be weaned this weekend.

He is a tank. This is his maternal brother from last year...
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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby wbvs58 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:55 pm

Fire Sweep Ranch wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:He's a hoss....nice,,he almost hides the cow..what was his birth weight??


92 pounds

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:He may be a great heat checker, but he may be doing more than "checking". LOL Fertility comes with weight. He is a tank.


I watched him with the last one in heat, he never puts his penis out... just jumps. His testis are not big enough yet.... but he will be weaned this weekend.

He is a tank. This is his maternal brother from last year...
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He sounds like he is just being a gentleman. Nothing gentleman about my calves though, they all get their pencil out and sharpened. Some are prolapsing their anus from the strain to get the height.

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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby Lazy M » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:11 am

He looks great! When do you plan to market him? I may need Raven to haul that one back to KY for me.
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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby farmboy80 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:43 am

Lazy M wrote:He looks great! When do you plan to market him? I may need Raven to haul that one back to KY for me.

I'm pretty sure she has him advertised now.
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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:36 pm

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Lazy M wrote:He looks great! When do you plan to market him? I may need Raven to haul that one back to KY for me.

I'm pretty sure she has him advertised now.


Thanks for the compliment! He will not be advertised until the late spring (likely April or later). I like to develop my bulls until at least 9 months, and they have to pass a BSE. Ron makes the trip out here several times during that time, since his cattle are all bred and on grass by then, so it is possible. Just keep watching, I'll post him again later. I'll try to remember to post his weaning weight this weekend when we pull him in and separate him.

Farmboy, the bull I have advertised now is the two in the other thread, with the black bull and red bull calf.
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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:37 pm

Lazy M wrote:He looks great! When do you plan to market him? I may need Raven to haul that one back to KY for me.


Let me know.
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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:43 pm

So I weaned this guy tonight, weighed in at 708 pounds at 203 days of age. No creep. Not bad for my little 1250 pound cow!
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Re: An ALMOST 7 month old calf that needs to be weaned....

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:27 am

That is awesome WW. What is his sire? I see the dam is an Upgrade.
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