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Postby Dohcvtec » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:19 pm

Hey there checking in from iowa.. We are new to the cattle business and about a little over a year we got our first pair of black angus heifers weighing about 500 pounds. Then we decided to get a yearling charolais Heifer. We got them ai in June of 2016 but one Angus didn't take so we had to ai again in July. Want to get everyone's opinion on how they look, I have had peopke say they are too big or fat . Black angus where born 4/20/15 and 5/15/15 and charolais was born 2/20/15. As far as feed they are on grass/Alfalfa hay access 24/7 and each get about 5 pounds of ddgs that I get from the ethanol plant I work at. And more minerals I will post picture of the block I use .

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Re: Hello first post

Postby Son of Butch » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:53 pm

3 bred heifers all in good flesh... Charolais appears to be the biggest and may be getting more than her share of ddg
Charolais 2/20/15 due aprox 3/20/17 at 2y 1m ai bred to black angus sire?
Blk Angus 4/20/15 due aprox 3/20/17 at 1y 11m
blk angus 5/15/15 due aprox 4/15/17 at 1y 11m

calves do the most growing in last trimester, you may want to discontinue the ddg until after calving and perhaps get a Purina Wind and Rain mineral tub since you only have 3 head and mineral blocks are usually kind of worthless
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Re: Hello first post

Postby wbvs58 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:07 pm

Welcome, your heifers look good, nice heifers and good condition. Butch's advice is spot on cut the ddg and slow them down a bit until after they calve.

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Re: Hello first post

Postby Dohcvtec » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:48 pm

Thank you . Charolais and older angus heifer where ai on June 24/2016 and other heifer on July 15/2016. Charolais and older heifer where ai to first bull I will post up and other one was bred to a bull that belongs to the gentlemen that ai the heifers for me and it will be the second picture I post. Also our clean up bull was a yearling bull also from the gentlemen that ai for is and it will be the 3rd bull pic. Here is a picture of the block I use. What's the biggest difference in a block vs that tub you recommend. I will start to cut back on the ddgs for them then .

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Re: Hello first post

Postby Son of Butch » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:33 am

Dohcvtec wrote:Thank you . Charolais and older angus heifer were ai on June 24/2016 and other heifer on July 15/2016.
What's the biggest difference in a block vs that tub you recommend?

Bred June 24 = March 31`due date
July 15 = April 21

Availa 4 trace minerals for calving stress and breed back vs inorganic trace minerals
Tubs are nice for small operations by being its' own mineral feeder for less waste, ya never know where last chunk of
a block ends up or if it all gets used up, in addition the Wind and Rain formula helps prevent weather loss

Who is that ABS bull? What's his reg # ?
My 1st impression of the 2nd bull is... calving ease sire
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Re: Hello first post

Postby Dohcvtec » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:55 am

Oh sounds good will be getting a tub then here soon . Abs bull is image maker number 29AN1642. Yes second bull used has a history of beign a calving ease bull in the owners heard that's why he decided to use him on this heifer. My understanding is image maker is know to throw the calves about 2 weeks early so he wanted to use him on our charolais since he thinks it will be the biggest calf out of all of them. As far as the feed you think I should stop the grain completely and just have them on the grass Alfalfa hay with there purina tub
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Re: Hello first post

Postby Dohcvtec » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:47 am

The second Bulls number is AAA 17874697
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