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Re: 215# calf

Postby ALACOWMAN » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:52 pm

M-5 wrote:
reeler wrote:
M-5 wrote:21days overdue and a heifer

:o How's mom doing?


IDK The FB pictures show she is still standing
wonder they didn't have to cut her in half, to get that elephant out...
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Re: 215# calf

Postby Coosh71 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:36 pm

Umm how the heck did that heifer have a 215# calf? Did they park her on wheat for 4 months?
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Re: 215# calf

Postby sackshowcattle » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:36 pm

It's a cause of breeder stupidity. On the original post it said full flush, full throttle, and sugar ray for blood lines. There was a reason those cattle got left in the 80 and 90s back then they wanted them big and 150 pound calves weren't uncommon not to mention you needed a ladder to clip their backs.
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Re: 215# calf

Postby Nesikep » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:15 am

I think the calf was close to 3 weeks overdue too, so that has something to do with it for sure too.. and in the last bit of gestation the calf is doing a lot of growing.. Yeah, it was probably going to be big anyhow, but perhaps not like this!
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Re: 215# calf

Postby Workinonit Farm » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:14 pm

Also known as an "outlier".
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Re: 215# calf

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:21 pm

I wonder if cattle have problems like people do. For instance, with my first child, I ended up with a c-section because she was too big, and after a very long and hard labor, they discovered my 10 pound baby girl was the result of an undiagnosed gestational diabetes. Can cattle suffer the same? I doubt that large of a calf, that late, was a normal pregnancy. Something forgot to trigger her body to begin the labor process. But why?
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