Fat Cows

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Re: Fat Cows

Postby Stocker Steve » Sat May 26, 2018 7:10 pm

Bright Raven wrote:My calves were born September and October. This year I weaned the third week of March.


What would happen if you left them on?
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Re: Fat Cows

Postby ez14. » Sat May 26, 2018 8:35 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:My calves were born September and October. This year I weaned the third week of March.


What would happen if you left them on?

His calves would get bigger and his cows wouldn't get as fat
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Re: Fat Cows

Postby kenny thomas » Sat May 26, 2018 9:19 pm

No way I will ever go back to spring calving![/quote]
In fescue areas why would you be feeding hay at Thanksgiving. You need to manage your grass and feed hay in February and March.[/quote]

I have used that practice. The other practice I use is - starting hay at Thanksgiving. Feeding through February. Which allows me to have easy access to the cows for breeding. Then put them out on stockpiled grass to hold them until the grass takes off.[/quote]
Hard to argue with that plan.
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Re: Fat Cows

Postby MtnCows93 » Sat May 26, 2018 11:20 pm

id say get more cows or section some pasture off and cut it for hay but thats just me, mo cows = mo money right?
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Re: Fat Cows

Postby TexasBred » Sun May 27, 2018 7:44 am

MtnCows93 wrote:id say get more cows or section some pasture off and cut it for hay but thats just me, mo cows = mo money right?

That was the belief of many former cattle owners who went broke
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