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Re: 2018 third calf - Cowboy Cut

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:46 am

Till-Hill wrote:Nice calf Ron, we have 13 fall calving cows that ran with Broadway's full brother. 5 calved yesterday, and could have guessed it's been pouring since midnight


Had my second Broadway last evening. Don't have good pictures yet. Here is what I got in a hurry:
Due: 9/5/2018
DOB: 8/31/2018
280 days Gestation
WEIGHT 88 pounds
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Re: 2018 third calf - Cowboy Cut

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:56 am

Good thing the calves are coming early. I wonder if the number of full moons during gestation has any bearing on the length of gestation?
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Re: 2018 third calf - Cowboy Cut

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:02 am

True Grit Farms wrote:Good thing the calves are coming early. I wonder if the number of full moons during gestation has any bearing on the length of gestation?


I started a thread on that. I am going to do averages when I am finished. This will be my largest single season calf crop. Every calf will be AI so I know the exact gestation period.
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Re: 2018 third calf - Cowboy Cut

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:14 am

This cow had a Broadway Calf last year. Here is last year's picture. That calf was 91 pounds at 281 days. This one is 88 pounds at 280 days.
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Re: 2018 third calf - Cowboy Cut

Postby kentuckyguy » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:15 am

Bright Raven wrote:
Till-Hill wrote:Nice calf Ron, we have 13 fall calving cows that ran with Broadway's full brother. 5 calved yesterday, and could have guessed it's been pouring since midnight


Had my second Broadway last evening. Don't have good pictures yet. Here is what I got in a hurry:
Due: 9/5/2018
DOB: 8/31/2018
280 days Gestation
WEIGHT 88 pounds
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Good looking calf Ron. Really like the way that one is marked. Heifer or Bull?

I see that one is out of a fire sweep cow also.
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Re: 2018 third calf - Cowboy Cut

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Bright Raven wrote:
Till-Hill wrote:Nice calf Ron, we have 13 fall calving cows that ran with Broadway's full brother. 5 calved yesterday, and could have guessed it's been pouring since midnight


Had my second Broadway last evening. Don't have good pictures yet. Here is what I got in a hurry:
Due: 9/5/2018
DOB: 8/31/2018
280 days Gestation
WEIGHT 88 pounds
Image



Good looking calf Ron. Really like the way that one is marked. Heifer or Bull?

I see that one is out of a fire sweep cow also.


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Re: 2018 third calf - Cowboy Cut

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:18 am

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Till-Hill wrote:Nice calf Ron, we have 13 fall calving cows that ran with Broadway's full brother. 5 calved yesterday, and could have guessed it's been pouring since midnight


Had my second Broadway last evening. Don't have good pictures yet. Here is what I got in a hurry:
Due: 9/5/2018
DOB: 8/31/2018
280 days Gestation
WEIGHT 88 pounds
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Good looking calf Ron. Really like the way that one is marked. Heifer or Bull?

I see that one is out of a fire sweep cow also.


I have 4 Fire Sweep Cows. As Vince can tell you, they leave a lot to be desired but I like to support their operation.

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Re: 2018 third calf - Cowboy Cut

Postby sstterry » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:09 am

Did you buy all your cows from Fire Sweep?
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Re: 2018 third calf - Cowboy Cut

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:12 pm

sstterry wrote:Did you buy all your cows from Fire Sweep?


No. Most of my herd goes back to Rocking P. Half the cows I have now were born here. Four of my cows were purchased as bred heifers from Fire Sweep. They have done well here. I have bought heifers from Roy Canada and Double Diamond.


My future is going to depend on how well the ones I raised here perform. I used a lot of other people's breeding efforts to put together my herd. There is a wide range of genetics. I think the most remarkable trait in my group of cows - is docility. I can literally pick up a 2 hour old calf with momma right beside me. And none ever make a threat.
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Re: 2018 third calf - Cowboy Cut

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:09 pm

I think the most remarkable trait in my group of cows - is docility. I can literally pick up a 2 hour old calf with momma right beside me. And none ever make a threat.
I believe docility is a learned trait in your herd, and really in most herds. Our cows are kind of wild - skittish right now, they've been fending for themselves with little interacting with people. As soon as we start on hay and WCS corn mix they tame right down and you can touch at least half of them. We were talking about why the cows were laid up all around the house this morning when they had 150 acres of woods in that pasture? I told the wife it's because they wanted us to smell them.
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Re: 2018 third calf - Cowboy Cut

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Re: 2018 third calf - Cowboy Cut

Postby snoopdog » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:57 pm

I do like that cow, can't wait to see pictures of the calf later
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Re: 2018 third calf - Cowboy Cut

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:18 am

Bright Raven wrote:
Till-Hill wrote:Nice calf Ron, we have 13 fall calving cows that ran with Broadway's full brother. 5 calved yesterday, and could have guessed it's been pouring since midnight


Had my second Broadway last evening. Don't have good pictures yet. Here is what I got in a hurry:
Due: 9/5/2018
DOB: 8/31/2018
280 days Gestation
WEIGHT 88 pounds
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Correction: reviewing my records. The Bull calf with the white blaze is sired by HPF OPTIMIZER not Broadway.
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