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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:42 pm

Good looking Shorthorn


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Post by lithuanian farmer » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:34 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
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Good looking Shorthorn
Yes, he looks pretty good. Going to use on a couple heifers and a couple cows. Should be very easy calving.

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Post by lithuanian farmer » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:08 am

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The Simmental bull. Already used on one Charx cow, which had BBx heifer in September.
Vet got the last available four straws of this bull. The charx cow didn't held first time and have used another bull for the second try. However, have used this one on two other 1st calvers. One was preg checked just recently and she's confirmed incalf and due in August. Well, we gave her a second chance after having a big dead first calf and she had plenty of time to rest... Way too much. We were ready to cull her if she hasn't held this last time. She even hasn't stuck with the bull in summer. Many would have culled her way back. But I held back as she's from a very good cow family and the only daughter from one bull and her dam. I sometimes have a soft spot for some girls... She had her first calf in November, more than a year ago... Well, she might pay back with her next calf, especially if it'll be a heifer.
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She's a big girl. She'll be too big for many's taste when she matures. Should be 1600+lbs at the moment and still growing. She might produce quite a monster of a calf with this Simmy.

And this one might be incalf with the simmy too.
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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:09 pm

She may have a soft spot in your heart, but the 2nd female is MUCH better phenotypically.
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Post by lithuanian farmer » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:27 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
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She may have a soft spot in your heart, but the 2nd female is MUCH better phenotypically.
Yeah, I agree with you about that. The second one actually is from a half brother-sister breeding. It happened when three herds of bulls have escaped from their pastures and somehow one our bull managed to walk to our heifers pasture, which was a couple miles away and, of course, one heifer was in heat. Haven't planned to keep her, but lost her dam after her second calving... Now she's raising her 1st calf by a limo bull.
The first one's dam, dam's half sister and granddam raises the biggest calves at the weaning. Have two heifers-half sisters from another bull, which are growing well now, but really wanted at least one replacement from the other bull. I have a hunch that the first one might be able to wean bigger and better calves... Well, will see in the future, especially in the second one is incalf by the same bull too.
The first one as a calf~4-5 months old. She looked great back then. Now she started looking abit more like her dam.
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