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dhayes105 wrote:Rookie mistake. Vet said that modified live vaccines would cause a false positive. FALSE ALARM. I'd already drawn up a new business plan...
That is where my line of thinking was going on my last post.
But at the end of the day you still have 6 open heifers, some with obvious issues. Are you going to sell and replace then?
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Bulls get relatively same program as cows. Good mineral, same vacs and sane feed. We try to look at this as a business. Everyone here has a job. If they won't or can't do it, they get replaced. Your situation is tuff, heck of a loss in time and money. Sorry to hear all of that.
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I did alright, sold the heifers to someone for freezer beef since they were only 2, so didn't have to sell as culls at the sale, and the bull brought good money as well since he was so young and i sold a calf i'd been feeding. I got my money together right in time for a bull sale at a local forage based seedstock operation and left with two bred heifers (paid for with sold cows) and a new bull (some was covered but most out of pocket) with a great $EN and decent everything else. My dad owns half our cows and he also got a bred back cow calf pair.
So we are looking at this as a win. Plus everybody I know around here that actually tries to calve in a window shoots for late fall/winter due to flies and heat stress on KY31. So this lined us up good for that. Also this way I'm trying to get cows bred when we are on hay or stockpile so no endophyte concerns and i'm supplementing protein a little anyways. Should make it easier to get bred back.