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Re: New bull

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:35 am

New arrival. Heifer calf from CharxLimox 2nd calver. Born last evening. Not weighed yet, but should be around 90lbs. Calved very easily, because cow is ~1700lbs+.
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Re: New bull

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:07 am

Weighed the girl this morning. 104.7lbs.

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Re: New bull

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:46 pm

Let the bull out today. He sure put some weight on. Now he'll be with some pregnant heifers, some first calvers and a couple elder cows. Almost all are incalf, so he'll be able to have some exercise before the bigger work and we'll have more time for AI in the main herd. In June he'll be moved to the bigger herd.

The first day out and already had some work. One first calver was in heat today.
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Image With his girls for now.

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Re: New bull

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sat May 12, 2018 5:32 am

Better photos of the boy. He is 4 years old, in April. Getting his second crop of calves this year. The first daughters will be AI'ed this summer.

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His last year calf out of heifer.
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Another calf from a heifer.
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Other calves born last year.
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Image Yearling heifer from an old Herefordxdairy cow.
Image The left one is his daughter, born in March, the right one- other bull's daughter born in January.

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Re: New bull

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:38 pm

Have put our boy for sale this summer. Yesterday have met his possible new owners. He should leave us after a month and will have some work to do already. He has left us some pretty nice daughters, which should grow into pretty big cows. Our previous bull was short and not heavy, weighed 1819lbs when we sold him, but some his daughters, especially some 3years old ones, are pretty big, ~1550lbs and still growing. This bull is much taller and should be heavier.

Some of his calves, which I like the most.
My favorite heifer this year. 3.5months old out of 12years old half dairy cow. If most calves looked like her it would be a pain to choose replacements.
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Another which we will keep as replacement. 6months old.
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Our so called "purebred" heifer. 5months old.
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Image Unfortunately not keeping this one. Will try to sell after weaning. 4 months old.
Image Again, very nice heifer, but with limited space can't keep her. 5months old.

One from last year favorites. 17 months old, full sister with the previous 5mo heifer.
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Re: New bull

Post by frieghttrain » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:10 pm

Every bull should bring your herd forward and it looks like he did that for you.
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Re: New bull

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:21 pm

frieghttrain wrote:Every bull should bring your herd forward and it looks like he did that for you.

Yeah, wanted to get some bigger framed daughters from him to improve size and calving and so far it looks to be happening. The first his daughter should be calving next year in May and they are incalf with not very easy calving bull, so their calving ability will be put to the test.

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Re: New bull

Post by lithuanian farmer » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:17 am

Took a video with the bull today. He loves attention. :) Probably counting the last days here.
[youtube]https://youtu.be/XcbVbJHOVCY[/youtube]

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Re: New bull

Post by Gators Rule » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:55 am

what is your reason for sending him away? Love his disposition.
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Re: New bull

Post by lithuanian farmer » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:38 am

Gators Rule wrote:what is your reason for sending him away? Love his disposition.

Have plenty of daughters from him. Also going to search for a bull, which would add a bit more meat. Wanted abit bigger bull to improve the size and calving ability of the herd with this one.
He'll go to the other farm, so we're happy.

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Re: New bull

Post by lithuanian farmer » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:45 am

Today he went to his new home. Should get around 60 girls. He will have lots of work!
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