Weaning 2017

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Weaning 2017

Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:14 pm

Have weaned some calves today and it's the first time ever when we weighed weaned calves. Have weaned 15 calves: 7 bulls, 8 heifers. One bull was 11months old, 859lbs, others were from 6months 3 days up to 7 months 10 days age. the youngest bull weighed 518lbs, the smallest was 507lbs at almost 7 months. Other weights were 555.5lbs, 597lbs, 655lbs and 685.6lbs.
One heifer was 8 months and 19 days old, 606lbs. Others were from 6months up to 7months 4days old. The youngest weighed 478lbs, the smallest was 456lbs at 6.5months age. Other heifers weights were 509lbs, 487lbs, 518lbs, 566.6lbs and 577.6lbs.
It was very interesting to see how much calves have weighed. Almost all behaved very calmly.
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Re: Weaning 2017

Postby jedstivers » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:21 pm

Very nice.
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Re: Weaning 2017

Postby Supa Dexta » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:26 pm

From there I like to work out the ADG, and/or WDA. Tracked year over year it really shows which cows are putting out. Also monitor calving interval.

I have a spread sheet made up that calculates it all for me, once I input calves at birth, and then their weights at weaning.
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Re: Weaning 2017

Postby A.J. » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:31 pm

Good looking bunch. What do you all do with the ones you're not keeping for replacements? I didn't know if you kept them and fed them out yourselves, or if there was a feeder market over there.
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Re: Weaning 2017

Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:12 pm

We already have counted their ADG since birth. It's not very accurate as we had very harsh spring and their growth was much slower at that time, but still. It's the second year when we have scales and have weighed only heifers and bulls a couple months before selling or breeding. Have several notebooks with calving records, weighs, etc.
Bulls are sold to the meat factory when they have over 705lbs deadweight and some fat cover. We feed all heifers the same for now, but some are left as replacements and some are sold to the meat factory for meat export to abroad when they have ~570-660lbs deadweight.
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Re: Weaning 2017

Postby Nesikep » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:15 pm

Nice calves.. I'm probably about a month away from weaning
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Re: Weaning 2017

Postby cow pollinater » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:54 pm

I sure like seeing those meatwagon calves.
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Re: Weaning 2017

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:46 am

Thank you. Will have ~15-16 to wean in a month or two. They should show better weights, I guess.
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Re: Weaning 2017

Postby creekdrive » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:42 pm

Looking good! Nice thick, meaty calves.
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Re: Weaning 2017

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:48 am

Thank you.
Some calves for weaning in October.
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