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Re: New year new calves

Postby Ky hills » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:15 pm

Nice looking cattle and calves.
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Re: New year new calves

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:11 pm

Have new calves already. One was born three days ago, bull calf, 98lbs, 285days gestation. Don't have a good photo of him. He's the one on the left. Other calf is the one which went backward.
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Another bull calf was born yesterday. Out of Angusxdairy cow, abit over 100lbs.
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Today had one cow calving too. She had twin heifers, 70,5 and 75lbs, 280days gestation, 2nd calver. Both calves were coming almost at the same time, so had some trouble to pull the first calf out. The first calf is smaller and abit weaker, probably because that she was stuck halfway for awhile. Second heifer is very strong, nursing herself and already running around. It's the first time we've twin heifers, only had twin bulls or heifer with bull.
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Re: New year new calves

Postby Kenany Farm » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:44 pm

how is the twin doing?
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Re: New year new calves

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:43 am

Kenany Farm wrote:how is the twin doing?

Unfortunately lost the weaker one. Once we pulled her out she was halfway gone, but managed to bring her back, however she was weak. We gave her colostrum yesterday, but she died this night. Fortunately atleast one calf is left for the cow.
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Re: New year new calves

Postby Kenany Farm » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:09 am

Sorry for your loss, but it is good the cow has another one to raise.
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Re: New year new calves

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:13 pm

Kenany Farm wrote:Sorry for your loss, but it is good the cow has another one to raise.

Yeah, it can happen. Luckily her twin sister is very lively and strong.
Had one heifer born yesterday. 284days gestation, 98lbs. Very lovely heifer with nice shape, out of very easy calving cow. Will try to take photo tomorrow.
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Re: New year new calves

Postby frieghttrain » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:52 pm

Sounds like its not going bad over there at least the cow still has a calf. Good looking calves.
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Re: New year new calves

Postby lithuanian farmer » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:46 pm

Not bad, but had better years. 10 cows calved so far, alive 4 heifers and 4 bulls. Lost 3 calves unfortunately. Over 30 calvings left until summer and 11 heifers fall calving. Gonna be interesting year.
Have another heifer born this morning. Out of 2nd calver. One cow is on 292nd day, another cow on 281st day and the most worrying is heifer on 287th day. Don't like heifers carrying calves for long. Also don't know what to expect from the new bull.
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Re: New year new calves

Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:21 pm

Finally one of the heifers has calved with the new Limo bull's calf. 294days gestation, 104lbs bull calf.
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Earlier born two days old heifer. 98lbs.
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Yesterday born bull calf. Today he weighed 106lbs.
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Re: New year new calves

Postby Margonme » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:04 pm

lithuanian farmer wrote:Finally one of the heifers has calved with the new Limo bull's calf. 294days gestation, 104lbs bull calf.
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Earlier born two days old heifer. 98lbs.
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Yesterday born bull calf. Today he weighed 106lbs.
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Nice. That one stayed in the oven and cooked overtime. :cboy:
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Re: New year new calves

Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:08 pm

Margonme wrote:
Nice. That one stayed in the oven and cooked overtime. :cboy:

Yes. :) Have another heifer incalf to the same bull on 289th day today. Quite long gestation from the new bull so far.
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Re: New year new calves

Postby lithuanian farmer » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:55 pm

Had a "little" heifer born yesterday. 115lbs out of a 2nd timer, 287days gestation. Pretty easy calving. Very possible replacement as she will be an impressive girl in the future. Not the best photos, but will try to get some better when will have more time.
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Re: New year new calves

Postby frieghttrain » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:16 pm

She looks to have quite the butt!
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Re: New year new calves

Postby lithuanian farmer » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:27 pm

She's all round shaped, but has not the biggest butt we had, but a decent one. She'll have one pretty big in the near future. :)
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Re: New year new calves

Postby frieghttrain » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:56 am

I love calving season. We had a few smokey colored calves some years ago they are neat to look at, but to me you can't beat red just my personal preference :)
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