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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:09 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:I like to grill bitches with bad personality. :cowboy:

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They all goes to the factory here. There was a time when we had a small selection of heifers and a small number of cows, so have left some with not the best character. They all became fine cows, but now better to leave others, than giving the bad ones the second chance.
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:00 pm

Finally we have some better weather this fall. All cattle are preparing for winter. Heifers are turning into chubby bears. :)

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Image This yellow heifer is for culling.
Image This heifer is for culling too.
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:48 pm

The yellow heifer which was for culling was slaughtered in October. 58% kill-out. Black however stayed.
The yellow heifer in 4th photo unfortunately got sick and not much of hope that she'll get better.
From other 7- 5 were already AI'd. Two yesterday, one today. All, except one, AI'd with Red Angus bull. Hopefully all will stick and we'll have some red calves next autumn. Two which left might get another bull.
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Re: Heifers

Postby Stocker Steve » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:55 pm

What breeds are in the black with the white belly and tail switch?
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:57 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:What breeds are in the black with the white belly and tail switch?

She's Limousine x out of BBxdairy cow.
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Re: Heifers

Postby Stocker Steve » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:03 pm

lithuanian farmer wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:What breeds are in the black with the white belly and tail switch?

She's Limousine x out of BBxdairy cow.


Holstein or short horn or ?
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:52 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
lithuanian farmer wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:What breeds are in the black with the white belly and tail switch?

She's Limousine x out of BBxdairy cow.


Holstein or short horn or ?

Lithuanian black and white dairy breed.

Heifer's dam:
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:53 pm

Turned all 6 heifers, we AI'ed in winter, out last week. All should be pregnant. Two were checked and were positive. Those were the last ones AI'ed. No repeats since February. Some already have a tiny swelling in the udder. Two are incalf with Limousine, due in November. Four in calf to two Red Angus bulls, due in October-November.

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Image Abit more noticeable teats on this one.
Image The earliest udder formation we had for many years. She's due on the 1st of October, but has an easily seen tiny udder. Should be a pretty heavy milker.

Let last year born heifers out from their shed after a long winter. Next week they should go out on grass. 8 will be left as replacements and will start their AI at the end of June. Already have a couple favorites.
This heifer really stands out from the group.
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sat May 12, 2018 5:53 am

Finally have some fresh grass and can enjoy a nice weather. Heifers are fully on grass now.
The heifer we bought last year from a neighbour. Shedding her winter coat. Due to calve in August.
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The young ones. Will be AI'ed with Blonde, Piedmontese and AngusxSalers for one heifer.
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:26 am

Heifers put some weight since the spring and started bagging up abit.
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Re: Heifers

Postby Stocker Steve » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:19 am

Beefy girls
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:26 am

Stocker Steve wrote:Beefy girls

Hoping for even better looking calves from them and loads of milk...
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Re: Heifers

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:42 am

Always love your pictures! If I didn't know better, by your pictures I'd think you lived in the northern portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan. Looks like home to me!
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:53 am

A couple others, which were camera shy last time.
Image 3/4Limo, 1/4dairy. She is abit fat, but gaining fat now naturally just on grass. And it's a drought here... In calf with RA.
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Image The heifer we bought last year. Due next month. She looks to be pretty big around her mid section... Hopefully not a big calf...
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Re: Heifers

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:54 am

NonTypicalCPA wrote:Always love your pictures! If I didn't know better, by your pictures I'd think you lived in the northern portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan. Looks like home to me!

You're not the first person saying that! :D
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