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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14. » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:24 pm

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ez14. wrote:found this this morning a little heifer calf! she was due april 8th i didn't weigh her but i did carry her a little and id guese she was about 70-80 lb
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Durango heifer calf... right?
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yup! His calving ease seems good (didn't see it happen so I'm not sure how long it took) now it's time to see if the rest of his traits are as good as they say

hillbillyhammer wrote:Great! Is the milking going good?

Well the calf doesn't seem hungry so it must be getting enough milk
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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14. » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:27 pm

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True Grit Farms wrote:Good deal, herds a growing.


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Congratulations ez

Thanks! I was going to say that it was growing slowly but then realized it doubled over night :lol:
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Re: my first heifers

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:13 pm

Nice an April fools calf! My twins (humans, lol) are also April fools - 15 now.
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Re: my first heifers

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:14 pm

What kind of nerve damage? And from what?
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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14. » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:52 pm

NonTypicalCPA wrote:What kind of nerve damage? And from what?

well best we can figure is she slipped did the splits and pinched a nerve! i went out to do chores one morning and seen her laying on her side in the pasture moaning called the vet out and gave some dexamethasone (for a few days) and worked with her for a while but she wasn't getting better
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Re: my first heifers

Postby frieghttrain » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:25 am

yup! His calving ease seems good (didn't see it happen so I'm not sure how long it took) now it's time to see if the rest of his traits are as good as they say


His calves have been doing well his heifer was the only one that we'll keep as a replacement.
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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14. » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:44 am

Well she had her second calf today! A nice little heifer calf, it was the fastest birth I've ever seen! She's almost an hour old and she has already nursed and is walking around really good, I think she is going to be tough to catch for tagging
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Re: my first heifers

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Re: my first heifers

Postby Bigfoot » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:06 pm

Congrats
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Re: my first heifers

Postby farmerjan » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:49 am

Great to see that you got another heifer calf. Sure, a steer would help pay some bills, but another heifer gives you a good start on your herd. Great to see . How is the yearling coming along?
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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14. » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:21 pm

farmerjan wrote:Great to see that you got another heifer calf. Sure, a steer would help pay some bills, but another heifer gives you a good start on your herd. Great to see . How is the yearling coming along?

She is a little smaller than I'd like but that is my fault, this time I'll make sure this calf gets more protein post weaning
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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14. » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:53 am

Well the cow and heifer got bred today. Hopefully I can keep the 100% conception rate I have here!
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