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Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:53 am

Some young heifers for fall-winter breeding and some for slaughtering.
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Re: Heifers

Postby ClinchValley » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:00 am

I love your animals! They have butt for days…

I always enjoy your pictures.
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Postby WalnutCrest » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:53 am

Will you be keeping any to breed?
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Postby Stocker Steve » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:10 am

Limi, Char, Herf, Angus, SH ?
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Re: Heifers

Postby farmerjan » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:24 am

Your animals have some of the nicest rumps/butts on them.

How is the heifer that was yours that you were hoping to keep after she had the injury to her leg?
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Re: Heifers

Postby Muddy » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:20 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:Limi, Char, Herf, Angus, SH ?

Don't forget the Belgian Blue
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:50 am

WalnutCrest wrote:Will you be keeping any to breed?

Yes, most of them. Now have 17 heifers, four should be sold in a month and almost all will be kept for breeding.
For culling: bigger yellow polled, yellow with bigger horns, bigger red polled (Limo red), two red horned. Most other are certainly for breeding, 2-3 are still questionable.
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:02 am

Stocker Steve wrote:Limi, Char, Herf, Angus, SH ?

All heifers are sired by the same Limousine bull, except black polled heifer, which is sired by our Angusx bull.
Dams: BBxdairy, Herefordxdairy, Limox, Charx, LimoxCharx, some have Angus, abit Salers,BB.
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:05 am

farmerjan wrote:Your animals have some of the nicest rumps/butts on them.

How is the heifer that was yours that you were hoping to keep after she had the injury to her leg?

Thank you.
She's in the last photo. Doing really fine. Couldn't tell that she has something not normal with her rear leg. She walks fine, runs just like other heifers and she is very friendly.
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:25 am

Recent photos. Finally heifers went on fresh second grass. Should boost their growth abit.

Daughter of the cow which has calved at 15months age. Should make a great cow. Her full sister has calved this spring and has a very nice udder.
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Image Her dam raising another potential replacement.
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Image This girl will be sold for slaughtering soon.
Image Heifer out of Herefordxdairy cow. The last her daughter, so probably will keep. Have only two daughters from that cow.
Image Two on the left are for culling.
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:33 am

Younger-smaller heifers group: personally I think it looks better than elder heifers'.
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Image White heifer is full sister to the heifer which has aborted recently. Will keep this one as replacement too.
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Image 12 mo out of 3/4Char cow. Her dam has another heifer this year, just from another bull. Image
Image 7/8Limo heifer. And her full sister calving in winter-spring. Image
Image Some shoulders on this girl.She's the one which has injured one leg last year.
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:32 am

Finally have weighed all heifers this weekend. One girl is already big enough for a bull so went to the cows herd.
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We already knew that our one bull's calves grow slower than we'd like. It's very obvious now, when we've one accidental heifer from half sister-brother breeding. Her dam was 75%Angus, 12.5%Salers, 12.5%dairy 1st calver. Sire was 1/2Angus, 25%Limousine, 12.5%Charolais, 12.5%dairy homebred young bull. Heifer herself looks just like Angus, very friendly personality and easily putting fat on. Weighed her at 15months and 1day age- 1050lbs. She has beaten all other heifers with growth.
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Image 14mo LimoxCharx heifer, 911lbs.
Image 17mo, 7/8Limousine, 1090lbs.
Image 17mo,950lbs. I really like this one, but will need to cull her. She has very nice body, but bad personality. When we closed her in the steel pen, she was very unhappy, walked around and tried to lift every part of the pen and it was quite a challenge to keep her still for a couple moments on the scales. No interest in people too.
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Re: Heifers

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:47 pm

I like to grill bitches with bad personality. :cowboy:
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