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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:14 pm

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ez14 wrote:thanks everyone for the help. what do people think about RCR Stetson T17 Simmental Bull.


He only looks good ahead of his front shoulders...he's not for me

I wouldn't go the hereford route either.

As for a cough, try to keep them in fresh air. A closed up barn gets damp, and causes a cough.
why not go with hereford

The barn only has 3 sides so theres plenty of fresh air i think it was just some thing from getting shipped
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Re: my first heifers

Postby Supa Dexta » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:17 pm

The only way to make money with a hereford these days is to hide em under a black coat, or be a top purebred breeder. For general cow calf guys they don't add anything another breed won't do better. Except add a white face maybe.
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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:34 pm

Supa Dexta wrote:The only way to make money with a hereford these days is to hide em under a black coat, or be a top purebred breeder. For general cow calf guys they don't add anything another breed won't do better. Except add a white face maybe.

Well i want to be a purebred breeder some day and was thinking that i could try the different bulls out to find the ones i liked best that would give my a head start on my breeding program
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Re: my first heifers

Postby frieghttrain » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:39 pm

Same! Durango is a good choice stay away from Steteson unless the heifers are really docile.
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Re: my first heifers

Postby frieghttrain » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:42 pm

As for Uno Mas my dad wants to try him this year so we'll see how that goes.
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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:53 pm

Well the vet said that they should be able to have a 80 calf easily they measured 214.5 and 201.5 at about 12 months she said that they hardly ever do pelvic measuring and most people haven`t even heard of it
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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:07 pm

Their frame score is 5.8 according to http://www.noble.org/ag/tools/livestock ... alculator/ their Mature weight: should be about 1277
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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:27 am

Well we put cidrs in today (im getting real excited) they will be bred to durango 44u i know the steers wont get me as much but im hoping for heifer calves. heres some pictures
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Re: my first heifers

Postby Supa Dexta » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:48 am

Why not use sexed semen if you want heifers? Choosing bull accordingly.
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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:56 am

Supa Dexta wrote:Why not use sexed semen if you want heifers? Choosing bull accordingly.

I didn`t go with sexed semen because i want heifers but recouping some of my money from steers doesn`t sound to bad either and the bull i liked best wasn`t available in sexed semen
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Re: my first heifers

Postby frieghttrain » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:52 pm

They look great buddy. Why put cidrs in?
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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:54 pm

because thats how the AI guy said would work best
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Postby frieghttrain » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:00 pm

Really? We wait for their natural seconrd heat then breed um.
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Postby frieghttrain » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:02 pm

That 9 is packing on the bacon :)
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Re: my first heifers

Postby ez14 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:20 pm

frieghttrain wrote:Really? We wait for their natural seconrd heat then breed um.

well this way we got it set up for a time that works for both me and the breeder if i was doing the AI my self I would probably breed on natural Heats
frieghttrain wrote:That 9 is packing on the bacon :)
yeah i think she looks good she is bigger but she had the smaller pelvic
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