Weight gain/loss in first two weeks?

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Weight gain/loss in first two weeks?

Postby Till-Hill » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:20 am

What would you all expect out of a group of replacement heifers. Mostly registered Angus, SimAngus, Simmental heifers. Seen no creep, did see round bale feeder before weaning. 1 round of precondition shots.

Weaned/weighed under 3 hours. Outside dirt lot with some hard spots of lime. Wind break. Went from 75 to 40 and 6.2 inches of rain for 3 days.

Fed 5#/hd/day Stress Care 5 + Stress tub and good grassy round baled hay. Didn't get them eating 5# for 3 days.

15 head are mine, 11 are a buddies. Co mingled right away at weaning.

Columns are not perfect even there but I'm sure you all get the drift. I was shocked to say the least on how well they are doing.

Hfr #Begin #End # Change ADG 15 days
15 586 620 34
17 582 637 55
51 556 616 60
52 642 708 66
55 521 571 50
106 616 608 -8
369 480 519 39
515 482 541 59
516 521 611 90
517 553 638 85
589 665 691 26
593 484 532 48
596 501 532 31
599 476 540 64
907 607 645 38
total 8272 9009 737
averages 551.5 600.6 49.13 3.8#/day

101 648 727 79
113 587 617 30
127 453 509 56
306 452 460 8
310 464 512 48
403 466 503 37
506 331 369 38
512 332 369 37
527 601 641 40
903 475 554 79
904 654 686 32
total 5463 5947 484
averages 496.6 540.6 44 2.9#/day


total both groups 46.96# 3.13#/day gain
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Re: Weight gain/loss in first two weeks?

Postby Supa Dexta » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:20 am

When were they born, and how did you wean?
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Re: Weight gain/loss in first two weeks?

Postby Till-Hill » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:06 am

Supa Dexta wrote:When were they born, and how did you wean?

Born 2/27-4/17 on my group (top ones), averaged 204 days old.

Buddies group (bottom) born 3/5-5/26

They were pulled off cow and put in the lot, shots 3-4 weeks before weaning. Buddies were fence line weaned I guess you could call it. Cows were in adjacent lot. My calves momma's were 10-12 miles away.
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Re: Weight gain/loss in first two weeks?

Postby Dave » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:53 pm

I think that Stress Care 5 is the same thing that they use to sell as Pre-con 5. I never weighed them as individuals but had similar results as a group.
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