A Pretty Surprise

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A Pretty Surprise

Postby FlyingLSimmentals » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:37 am

Had a door come undone and fall off the old Burly Tobacco Barn and inside yesterday I found #51 and this pretty heifer. She knew where to go to get out of the sun and away from the buzzards. Not a good pic from this morning but best I could get at the time. Had another come while I was trying to be a photographer.

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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:52 am

Congrats!
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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby FlyingLSimmentals » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:53 pm

Thanks TT.
July was a terrible month here. Hot, Dry & Badly Humid. 3 calves became bottle calves, 1 momma died, and another calf came close. We got that calf to pull through but looks like his joints in front legs are gonna swell. August has came in and have felt wonderful. The two newbies I think will be fine.
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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:52 pm

FlyingLSimmentals wrote:Thanks TT.
July was a terrible month here. Hot, Dry & Badly Humid. 3 calves became bottle calves, 1 momma died, and another calf came close. We got that calf to pull through but looks like his joints in front legs are gonna swell. August has came in and have felt wonderful. The two newbies I think will be fine.


You certainly had your share of bad luck.
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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby TCRanch » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:00 pm

Congrats, she's adorable! Hope your luck continues to improve.
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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby Ky hills » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:32 pm

Those kind of surprises are always welcome. Nice looking calf.
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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby slick4591 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:20 pm

Love those babies! Congrats!
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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:56 am

Lovely pair! Congrats.
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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:54 am

I like that cow and calf.

Mike, do you want August calves? Or are these unplanned?
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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby BFE » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:32 am

Better knock her in the head, way to much white on her for what the breed wants. ;-)

Seriously though, nice looking heifer. Love those white faces!
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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby kdhansen » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:34 pm

Cute calf, but really like the cow, especially because of the 'smarts' she has shown in her choice of calving spot :) #61, orange tag pictured close by, HAS to be related????
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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby FlyingLSimmentals » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:44 pm

Thanks Everyone!
Ron thought I done shared it here "CT" somewhere that we calf year around. Just usually works best not having the bull locked up. Also probably have too many cows for 1 bull in a control short breeding season and didn't like the idea of running 2. Usually don't have as many summer calves, but with my blaze face bull having the feet problems a few of them slipped back before the new bull was entered. Also I have some to sell different times of the year and most years things go well. Occasionally problems with heat & humidity like this July or cold freezing weather in Jan-Feb. August is going well. Pretty sure we'll just have 1 more in August.
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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:52 pm

FlyingLSimmentals wrote:Thanks Everyone!
Ron thought I done shared it here "CT" somewhere that we calf year around. Just usually works best not having the bull locked up. Also probably have too many cows for 1 bull in a control short breeding season and didn't like the idea of running 2. Usually don't have as many summer calves, but with my blaze face bull having the feet problems a few of them slipped back before the new bull was entered. Also I have some to sell different times of the year and most years things go well. Occasionally problems with heat & humidity like this July or cold freezing weather in Jan-Feb. August is going well. Pretty sure we'll just have 1 more in August.


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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby Gators Rule » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:31 pm

That's way cool! I bet you never envisioned that old tobacco barn being transformed into a birthing shed! Good looking cow and calf.
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Re: A Pretty Surprise

Postby GAonmymind » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:38 pm

Congrats! Beautiful cow and calf!
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