Steer losing winter coat really fast?

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Steer losing winter coat really fast?

Postby CattleWoman17 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:42 pm

:o :? I'm not sure if I should be thankful or worried! One of my steers is shedding his winter coat so quickly. Quicker than any of my other steers. He's a black angus x hereford.
He's healthy, has not been acting different, but maybe he is stressed because we recently had a huge thunderstorm. Although, my other steers are losing their coat at a steady pace and with him you can run your hand over his back and the hair comes right out. Is this alright? He started losing it in about early March. About a month ago. He's not going bald (knock on wood) but it the hair just comes out.

Any answers are welcomed! Thankyou.

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Re: Steer losing winter coat really fast?

Postby Supa Dexta » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:34 pm

Normal

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Re: Steer losing winter coat really fast?

Postby A.J. » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:50 am

Some slick off a lot quicker than others. I wouldn't worry about it. I've got some right now you can rub and will get hair all over you, and some that still have a ways to go shedding their winter coat.

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Re: Steer losing winter coat really fast?

Postby TCRanch » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:21 am

Seems to be a lot more noticeable on my Angus/Hereford, especially if their coat is curly.


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