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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby BrangusUSA » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:59 pm

Should probably direct this question to Jeanne but one of you that use Sim might know; when the calves grow up will those white markings stay the same or change? I just wondered because I know that a lot of calves change from tan/cocoa to darken to black as they shed and get older. Did not know about the markings.
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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby K&S Cattle » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:13 pm

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Some of the babies.
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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:35 pm

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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby Lazy M » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:45 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:Image

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Nice. Really like the red heifer.
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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:37 pm

Lazy M wrote:
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Nice. Really like the red heifer.


Thanks Lazy M, she's out of a really good Angus cow. I put the calf to where the heifer could smell and lick on the calf after a really hard pull. Then went to the house for a cup of coffee and a hotshot and she was up when I got back. Hopefully she'll breed back, I've had a few heifers that I couldn't get to settle after hard pulls for some reason the last few years. And the really weird thing is they have all been red baldies which only make up a 1/4 of my herd.
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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby Lazy M » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:08 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Lazy M wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Image

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Nice. Really like the red heifer.


Thanks Lazy M, she's out of a really good Angus cow. I put the calf to where the heifer could smell and lick on the calf after a really hard pull. Then went to the house for a cup of coffee and a hotshot and she was up when I got back. Hopefully she'll breed back, I've had a few heifers that I couldn't get to settle after hard pulls for some reason the last few years. And the really weird thing is they have all been red baldies which only make up a 1/4 of my herd.

Glad you found her in time and that she got up. The calf doesn't look very big, but the heifer looks pretty thick boned.
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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:57 am

A couple of more calves this morning. The one by the chute was covered in mud and soaked. I held the bulls out to tighten things up and it worked. I thought all the bulls were doing was fighting, guess I missed seeing them working.
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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby K&S Cattle » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:25 am

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1st set of twins 2-17-18, both are great!



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Woke up this morning to find a 2nd set, but one didn't make it. May never have another set of twins, but it's been a fun and Blessed(even though we lost the one this morning) calving season so far. Two more to go and we will be done.
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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby Backbone Ranch » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:22 pm

Our first AI calves on the year are due to hit the ground today and tomorrow. We have had two so far, both bulls. The first was born at 272 days gestation and weighed 70 lbs. The second bull was born at 280 days and weighed 82 lbs. We AIed four others, and they are all looking close. The rest of the herd is due to start calving on March 9th. Looking forward to the rest of calving season. This is the first bull calf when he was 6 days old.
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And this is a fall calf out of a first-calf heifer. She weighed 46 lbs at birth, our smallest to date, but is turning out really well. She is currently 4 1/2 months old. Her maternal grandsire is Cadella Park Golden Boy, a Murray Grey bull that was imported to the US from Australia in the mid-1970s.
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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:16 pm

BrangusUSA wrote:Should probably direct this question to Jeanne but one of you that use Sim might know; when the calves grow up will those white markings stay the same or change? I just wondered because I know that a lot of calves change from tan/cocoa to darken to black as they shed and get older. Did not know about the markings.

Any white stays white.
Interesting fact:
If you have identical twins, and one has any white, the other one will have exactly the same square inches of white, but may be in a different area.
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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby southernultrablack » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:59 pm

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First one of the year! 66# bull calf out of a heifer.
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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby holm25 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:03 pm

This isn’t from our cows but it’s a graft for a cow that lost her calf.... He sure is a cute little fella...

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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby farmboy80 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:39 am

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First calf of the year. Heifer out of angus cow and a limousin/angus cross bull. Born in the rain.
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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:34 pm

We have been busy! Here are a few of ours...

A December Cowboy Cut
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NEW this morning; an Optimizer (have not weighed yet, but she is likely under 60 pounds! 273 days gestation
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A December Cut Above (Fat Butt) 3/4 blood (Beef Maker x Pioneer dam)
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A Feb Bandwagon embryo bull. Going to have to cut this one, he has horn buds! My first bull calf to have horns...
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An October Elevate. She is pretty sweat!
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A Sept Upperclass x Zsa Zsa (Jeanne's cow)
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Hard to see this one, but she is also an Optimizer, 58 pounds, out of a first calf heifer...
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We are done except for two late May calvers....
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Re: Show your calf pictures.

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:21 pm

Nive looking calves. Of course I love the Upperclass one. LOL
I knew Bandwagon was scurred, that is why I quit breeding to him. Hate trying to keep track of horns and scurs.
I hear the 2 time Denver champion is scurred, bummer.
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