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It's not good when

Post by Silver » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:12 am

you go out to grain the replacements and the bull pen gate is open and they are all mixed. :mad:
Looks like one bred for sure. Suppose I'll have to hand out some shots before turnout.



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Re: It's not good when

Post by W.B. » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:29 am

No that is bad. Hang in there as there are better days ahead. At least that is what I keep telling myself even if I don't believe it.

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Re: It's not good when

Post by Nesikep » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:14 pm

get the bottle of lute out!
that sucks, i had the herd open a gate, bull and everyone around the yard at 3am, heifers were well locked up though
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Re: It's not good when

Post by Aaron » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:01 pm

I tink ya need ta get dem bulls in a area a liddle furder away frum da hoofers.
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Re: It's not good when

Post by Silver » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:50 pm

Well I guess I didn't hand out enough shots :lol2:
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Had a surprise at feeding time yesterday, brought the pair in and three more soon to be mothers as well. Got them bedded and sheltered nicely and will pay close attention for a few days.
Trying to decide if calving season ended late or is starting early.

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Re: It's not good when

Post by ohiosteve » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:54 pm

Right on time!
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Re: It's not good when

Post by Stocker Steve » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:11 pm

Below zero F last night here. Not calving weather.

If you are not a BTO with a farm site for only bulls - -it seems like you need a hot wire to hold bulls consistently.
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Re: It's not good when

Post by Silver » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:16 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Below zero F last night here. Not calving weather.

If you are not a BTO with a farm site for only bulls - -it seems like you need a hot wire to hold bulls consistently.
The bulls were in an all steel pen.... an all steel pen with a poorly tied gate :lol:

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Re: It's not good when

Post by sim.-ang.king » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:50 pm

Had the same thing happen to me on Thanksgiving, only I got the daily double.
Mine I believe got bred by one of the fall bull calves, wish I knew which one he must be a stud!

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Re: It's not good when

Post by Stocker Steve » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:50 pm

[quote=Silver
The bulls were in an all steel pen.... an all steel pen with a poorly tied gate :lol:
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A friend with too much income put 5 strand barbed around his place. I asked if cattle ever got out. He said "Yes, someone always leaves a gate open..."
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Re: It's not good when

Post by Nesikep » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:14 am

Beauty of a calf! Gonna look real good come next fall!

My old cow calved last week.. I was hoping she'd calf before I went on holidays but I didn't have much concern for her, she knows what to do!
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Re: It's not good when

Post by DCA farm » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:03 am

Mine has started as well well I guess I can say mine actually started 2 months ago when I had a early surprise out of a salebarn bought cow but my calving season out of my breeding is fixing to be in full swing
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Re: It's not good when

Post by Dsth » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:13 am

My bulls are currently frozen and secured in a nice nitrogen filled tank. just waiting to get thawed out and start their little swimming lessons. Nice calf and glad it survived the cold.

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Re: It's not good when

Post by 5S Cattle » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:51 pm

Alls well that ends well!

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Re: It's not good when

Post by Silver » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:36 pm

5S Cattle wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:51 pm
Alls well that ends well!
Well, we're part way to ending well anyway. Number two calf born last night. Two more to go.

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