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Postby Bright Raven » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:46 am

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Postby Nesikep » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:35 am

You can keep telling them that nursing from behind is a s@#$ty idea, they never listen do they?

Looks like it won't be long until spring comes along for you now
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Re: More Gcreekrch Calving

Postby gcreekrch » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:50 pm

Snow is leaving fast. Interesting how much is going in the ground.

Sitting in the dentist chair in Williams Lake at present. An offending rear molar is being removed. Waiting for the second round of freezing to take effect.
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Postby TCRanch » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:27 pm

Nesikep wrote:You can keep telling them that nursing from behind is a s@#$ty idea, they never listen do they?

Looks like it won't be long until spring comes along for you now

I had a cow named Steamroller (came by that name honestly) and all her bull calves were named s@#t head because they always nursed from behind. Her heifer calves never did - go figure.
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Re: More Gcreekrch Calving

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:39 pm

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Nesikep wrote:You can keep telling them that nursing from behind is a s@#$ty idea, they never listen do they?

Looks like it won't be long until spring comes along for you now

I had a cow named Steamroller (came by that name honestly) and all her bull calves were named s@#t head because they always nursed from behind. Her heifer calves never did - go figure.


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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri May 11, 2018 6:28 am

Nice group of calves.
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Re: More Gcreekrch Calving

Postby gcreekrch » Sat May 12, 2018 12:32 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Nice group of calves.


Thank you Jeanne, we have had better years getting them born alive but they are staying healthy and growing for the most part.

32 days past due date and we are a couple of points over 90% calved. We had 260 born in an 11 day period. Should make for a uniform bunch at weaning this fall.
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Re: More Gcreekrch Calving

Postby angus9259 » Mon May 14, 2018 8:07 pm

260 calves in 11 days. Wow!

Dumb question: if you have high death losses, why not calve a little later in the year??
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Postby Nesikep » Mon May 14, 2018 8:11 pm

It was just a particularly nasty spring I think.. Everyone had problems with it
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Re: More Gcreekrch Calving

Postby gcreekrch » Mon May 14, 2018 9:49 pm

angus9259 wrote:260 calves in 11 days. Wow!

Dumb question: if you have high death losses, why not calve a little later in the year??


Another year, we weaned 102% out of 300 cows. This was just a rotten weather, late spring all around. I know of a 3000 cow outfit in Saskatchewan that lost 400 in one late blizzard.

We will end up with about 95%, could have been worse.
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Re: More Gcreekrch Calving

Postby Nesikep » Mon May 14, 2018 11:10 pm

wow, losing 400 is bad!.. a real kick in the nuts.
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