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Re: New bull

Postby Kingfisher » Wed May 11, 2016 2:17 pm

Is that a storks nest at the top of that power line pole?
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Wed May 11, 2016 2:31 pm

Kingfisher wrote:Is that a storks nest at the top of that power line pole?

Yes. Actually there are two of them. One is on the one side of the road another is on the other side of the road.
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Re: New bull

Postby frieghttrain » Mon May 16, 2016 9:51 pm

lithuanian farmer wrote:The boy and his girls went on grass two weeks ago. He finally has an almost fully formed cows herd with him: 8 cows and two heifers. Four heifers will come after a month or two. He got much calmer when we brought him more girls.
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That's one heck of a bull :D
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Wed May 18, 2016 2:33 pm

Thanks. Hopefully he'll do his job and will be a good boy. :)
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Re: New bull

Postby ClinchValley » Thu May 19, 2016 8:07 am

I much prefer red over black.

Very nice bull. I really like his head! Entire bull peaks my interest.
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri May 20, 2016 12:49 pm

During the past few years got tired of the red and black colours. It's very nice when have a calf with white marks or even completely white. Hopefully will buy Charolais or Simmental bull for the next year. Going to replace the elder bull.

This boy should have already bred two heifers. He's working very secretly, so not very sure if he does his job, but two heifers haven't been seen in heat for a while already. If they got pregnant we should get this bull's first calves in January-February.
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:11 pm

An update photo of the big boy. He works really well. First he has served his small ,~12 cows and heifers, herd and later was moved to the main herd (in August) when the elder bull was sold and there were a couple recently calved cows and maiden heifers. He's very friendly and extremely loves apples. :D He got no meal since spring, so lost abit of shape, but he still looks pretty good. Especially like his size.

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Re: New bull

Postby WalnutCrest » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:25 am

Congratulations and good luck!
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Re: New bull

Postby frieghttrain » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:52 am

Whew he'll be a monster come 3-4 years.
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:53 am

frieghttrain wrote:Whew he'll be a monster come 3-4 years.

Hopefully he won't grow into a huge one, otherwise will be able to use him only on cows. However he already have bred 5 heifers successfully and 9 more are waiting in a couple months time.
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Re: New bull

Postby HDRider » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:02 pm

Nice looking freight train you got there. Real nice.
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:03 pm

Finally have his first calf on the ground. Born this morning. 104lbs bull calf out of 7/8Limo heifer, 294days gestation.
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Both are doing well. Heifer is very calm and good mother.
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:36 am

The 2nd bull's calf hit the ground today. Bull calf, 291days gestation, out of LimoxCharx heifer, 105lbs.
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Re: New bull

Postby frieghttrain » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:51 am

Those calves look very thick and meaty. Unassisted?
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:38 pm

frieghttrain wrote:Those calves look very thick and meaty. Unassisted?

Used calving jack for both. The second heifer would have had some problems with such wide calf. Kept very close eye on both heifers and once saw them calving waited for a bit and then helped. It's better that heifers would calve faster. The first calf is tall, but slim, not much of meat. However the 2nd calf is shorter, but much wider and thicker.
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