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Exceeding Expectations

Post by TCRanch » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:03 am

Couldn't be more pleased with my first calf heifers this year but there's always one that stands out. Little Minion is my smallest, weighs maaaaybe 1200 lbs and is raising one of the largest steers of all our spring calves - including those raised by some of my older cows that clock in around 1700 lbs. Hoping she gives me a heifer next year!
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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by dun » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:16 am

Is she named after the little dog from Green Acres?
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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by Workinonit Farm » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:25 am

If this is any indication of what she can do, it looks like she's going to be a fine addition to the herd.
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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by Jake » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:17 am

dun wrote:Is she named after the little dog from Green Acres?

Going to guess it's after the little yellow dudes off of Despicable Me.

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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by TCRanch » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:11 pm

Jake wrote:
dun wrote:Is she named after the little dog from Green Acres?

Going to guess it's after the little yellow dudes off of Despicable Me.

No & no. Not a fan of dogs that can also be used as an accessory and have never seen the movie (or want to). Named her Minion because she was a fave, right from the start. :heart: She's also the only heifer her mama has given me & I'm super excited to continue the lineage.

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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by dun » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:35 pm

TCRanch wrote:
Jake wrote:
dun wrote:Is she named after the little dog from Green Acres?

Going to guess it's after the little yellow dudes off of Despicable Me.

No & no. Not a fan of dogs that can also be used as an accessory and have never seen the movie (or want to). Named her Minion because she was a fave, right from the start. :heart: She's also the only heifer her mama has given me & I'm super excited to continue the lineage.

At least you left of the "fillet" part
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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by True Grit Farms » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:15 pm

TCRanch wrote:Couldn't be more pleased with my first calf heifers this year but there's always one that stands out. Little Minion is my smallest, weighs maaaaybe 1200 lbs and is raising one of the largest steers of all our spring calves - including those raised by some of my older cows that clock in around 1700 lbs. Hoping she gives me a heifer next year!
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Have her flushed to the bull of your choice, and use a few of your cows as recips.
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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by TCRanch » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:18 pm

dun wrote:
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Jake wrote:Going to guess it's after the little yellow dudes off of Despicable Me.

No & no. Not a fan of dogs that can also be used as an accessory and have never seen the movie (or want to). Named her Minion because she was a fave, right from the start. :heart: She's also the only heifer her mama has given me & I'm super excited to continue the lineage.

At least you left of the "fillet" part

Got that right! No way could I eat her :shock:

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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by TCRanch » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:23 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
TCRanch wrote:Couldn't be more pleased with my first calf heifers this year but there's always one that stands out. Little Minion is my smallest, weighs maaaaybe 1200 lbs and is raising one of the largest steers of all our spring calves - including those raised by some of my older cows that clock in around 1700 lbs. Hoping she gives me a heifer next year!
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Have her flushed to the bull of your choice, and use a few of your cows as recips.

Something to think of next year. All my spring calvers are bred & she's bred by my fave bull.

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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by TCRanch » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:24 pm

Just got back from the Sale Barn. That steer weighed 778 lbs, weaned 60 days. That's my girl!

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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by Bullitt » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:16 pm

TCRanch wrote:Just got back from the Sale Barn. That steer weighed 778 lbs, weaned 60 days. That's my girl!


Did you get a good price for that steer?

Too bad they are not all that big.

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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by TCRanch » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:21 pm

Bullitt wrote:
TCRanch wrote:Just got back from the Sale Barn. That steer weighed 778 lbs, weaned 60 days. That's my girl!


Did you get a good price for that steer?

Too bad they are not all that big.

1.49. My steers that averaged 677 were 1.58

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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by gizmom » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:47 pm

:tiphat: that is the kind we all want a pasture full of!

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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by Bullitt » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:55 pm

TCRanch wrote:
Bullitt wrote:
TCRanch wrote:Just got back from the Sale Barn. That steer weighed 778 lbs, weaned 60 days. That's my girl!


Did you get a good price for that steer?

Too bad they are not all that big.

1.49. My steers that averaged 677 were 1.58



I calculate $89.56 more for the big steer.

The price per pound seems to start dropping over 600 pounds. I think they call that diminishing returns.

Oh, well. Every bit of money helps.

We'd all be happy with steers like him.

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Re: Exceeding Expectations

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:13 pm

TCRanch wrote:
Bullitt wrote:
TCRanch wrote:Just got back from the Sale Barn. That steer weighed 778 lbs, weaned 60 days. That's my girl!


Did you get a good price for that steer?

Too bad they are not all that big.

1.49. My steers that averaged 677 were 1.58


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