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Gcreekrch Calving

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:41 am

Five pictures Dave sent me:
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Re: Gcreekrch Calving

Postby Nesikep » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:50 am

big calf there! Nice pictures, but it looks cold
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Re: Gcreekrch Calving

Postby gcreekrch » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:09 pm

Nesikep wrote:big calf there! Nice pictures, but it looks cold


It is cold Nesi. That calf came out the side of the heifer in the previous photo. We sourced 8 heifer bulls from a different supplier last year and one or some of them aren't sleep at night calvers.

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Re: Gcreekrch Calving

Postby sim.-ang.king » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:37 pm

You must be having a tuff season if you have to tote your cooler around with you. :lol:
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Re: Gcreekrch Calving

Postby wbvs58 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:37 pm

Is the icebox to keep things from freezing????

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Re: Gcreekrch Calving

Postby gcreekrch » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:11 pm

wbvs58 wrote:Is the icebox to keep things from freezing????

Ken



Among other things, yes, on some days. It contains tag pliers, elastrators and pliers, transfer needle. Intra-Nasal vaccine on a bottle top gun. and a bolus gun for administering Toltrazuril capsules for each newborn.

I have another I carry when doing health checks that carries a selection of drugs.

Today actually got to +5. We were bare last year at this time. Winter is definately keeping her clutch on the frozen north this year.
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Re: Gcreekrch Calving

Postby Nesikep » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:31 am

And you aren't even really much north of me.. what, 100 miles as the crow flies? maybe 150? We're close to 20C here on a good day.. don't have too many of them yet, but I let the heifers graze a little around the yard
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Re: Gcreekrch Calving

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:16 am

Five more.

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Re: Gcreekrch Calving

Postby gcreekrch » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:09 am

Bright Raven wrote:Five more.

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Re: Gcreekrch Calving

Postby gcreekrch » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:43 pm

Nesikep wrote:And you aren't even really much north of me.. what, 100 miles as the crow flies? maybe 150? We're close to 20C here on a good day.. don't have too many of them yet, but I let the heifers graze a little around the yard


What is your elevation?
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Re: Gcreekrch Calving

Postby Nesikep » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:28 pm

gcreekrch wrote:
Nesikep wrote:And you aren't even really much north of me.. what, 100 miles as the crow flies? maybe 150? We're close to 20C here on a good day.. don't have too many of them yet, but I let the heifers graze a little around the yard


What is your elevation?

about 1200 ft :).. yeah, we're a little lower.
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Re: Gcreekrch Calving

Postby gcreekrch » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:46 pm

Nesikep wrote:
gcreekrch wrote:
Nesikep wrote:And you aren't even really much north of me.. what, 100 miles as the crow flies? maybe 150? We're close to 20C here on a good day.. don't have too many of them yet, but I let the heifers graze a little around the yard


What is your elevation?

about 1200 ft :).. yeah, we're a little lower.



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Re: Gcreekrch Calving

Postby wbvs58 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:07 pm

Great photos Dave. Altitude makes a big difference, we are at 960 metres and significantly colder than all around us, of course nothing like what you have, we also have lattitude in our favour and Australia being surrounded by water is a big help.

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Re: Gcreekrch Calving

Postby Supa Dexta » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:33 pm

20 ft here.. But still snowing.
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