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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:08 am

Bull is doing his job pretty well, is calm too. At the moment he's with ~50cows/heifers. Only a few left to breed.
Image With 14 years old Herefordxdairy cow.
Image The same cow with his April born heifer.
Image 3/4Limo cow with April born heifer.
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Image 15/16Limo bull calf out of 1st calver- with the white head.
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Re: New bull

Postby frieghttrain » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:11 am

Glad he's working for you, Can you get a better picture of him?
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:05 am

White headed bull calf with his dam- 1st calver.Almost 6months old
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Some pics of the bull.
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He hasn't seen meal since last year spring, been kept with cows since then, outside for the whole winter too. He sure lost some weight, but still is a massive boy. He probably won't produce such meaty calves as the previous bull (however, the top cows will have his calves only next year, so who knows), but he sure will leave us some big, wide daughters, which later will be able to handle more muscled calves.
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Re: New bull

Postby frieghttrain » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:26 pm

Looks pretty good. How many head of cows is he on?
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:12 pm

frieghttrain wrote:Looks pretty good. How many head of cows is he on?

~50 cows/heifers. Will get ~10 more heifers for next year.
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Re: New bull

Postby frieghttrain » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:34 pm

:I'd say he's looking great for being on that many of head :)
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:36 am

frieghttrain wrote::I'd say he's looking great for being on that many of head :)

I guess so. :) He now already have put on some weight. Looked skinnier after spring. Hope that will be able to keep him away from cows for the next winter that he could have some rest.
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Re: New bull

Postby farmerjan » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:05 am

Looks like a nice bull, good muscling. You have some nice muscled females so hope you get some crackerjack calves from him.
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Re: New bull

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:16 am

Cattle look good. What's with the 15/16 white face bull calf "sharing" his milk supply with two other calves???
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:43 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Cattle look good. What's with the 15/16 white face bull calf "sharing" his milk supply with two other calves???

Stealing. As well as heifer with white sides. The real calf is the red heifer standing next to the cow. His dam has a pretty small udder, so this boy searches for extra milk. Hopefully she'll improve later or will need to cull her. White sided heifer doesn't have her real mother in the herd, so she has to live from other cows.
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:45 pm

farmerjan wrote:Looks like a nice bull, good muscling. You have some nice muscled females so hope you get some crackerjack calves from him.

Thank you. Our cows which has the best calves will calve from him only next year, so it'll be interesting to see.
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:54 am

Tiny new heifer. Very small, ~70lbs. Dam is 1/2Angus, 1/4Salers, 1/4dairy, 4th calver. Waited for one more calf. :) Last year she had twin bull calves.
Image Minutes after birth. Cow was quite sensitive after birth, but not as much as you couldn't tag a calf.
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Cow's daughter by another bull is due to calve with her first calf in September-October.
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:35 pm

New arrivals today. Twin heifers from the 3rd calver. Truly a nice view. She has a fairly good udder and is in a good condition, so won't give any meal for now. Cows should graze only fresh grass until winter.
Cow is sired by homebred AngusxCharolaisx bull, out of 1/4(Angus, Belgian blue, Salers, dairy) cow.
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Re: New bull

Postby elkwc » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:59 pm

Nice cow and twins.
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Re: New bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:47 am

Thank you. Hope that little girls will be just like their mom and will be able to keep both as replacements.
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