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Re: went to look at cows

Postby Nesikep » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:08 pm

Gal can't say she's short on groceries!!.. Like the heifer!
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Re: went to look at cows

Postby Nesikep » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:26 pm

So I went through the pics and found the tag numbers and cross referenced them with the spreadsheet they gave me with the info on each one.. I think I'll push for getting this guy

833F, born Jan 15th, 89 lbs, weight on Sept 27th was 946 lbs
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839F, Jan 25th, 98 lbs, .... 812lbs
Image834F, Jan 17, 90 lbs, .... 829 lbs
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All 3 of them, and I think the heifer too are sired by this guy
https://cdgv.digitalbeef.com/modules.ph ... CDGV161408
Looks like he has really good BW, CED, and CEM.. I kinda wish he was more than 83% Gelbvieh but oh well, it's certainly not a dealbreaker there...

Here's the dam of the first one.. looks a lot like the bull
https://cdgv.digitalbeef.com/modules.ph ... CDGV156199
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Re: went to look at cows

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:36 pm

Nesikep wrote:So I went through the pics and found the tag numbers and cross referenced them with the spreadsheet they gave me with the info on each one.. I think I'll push for getting this guy

833F, born Jan 15th, 89 lbs, weight on Sept 27th was 946 lbs
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839F, Jan 25th, 98 lbs, .... 812lbs
Image834F, Jan 17, 90 lbs, .... 829 lbs
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All 3 of them, and I think the heifer too are sired by this guy
https://cdgv.digitalbeef.com/modules.ph ... CDGV161408
Looks like he has really good BW, CED, and CEM.. I kinda wish he was more than 83% Gelbvieh but oh well, it's certainly not a dealbreaker there...

Here's the dam of the first one.. looks a lot like the bull
https://cdgv.digitalbeef.com/modules.ph ... CDGV156199


I still like the first one best.
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Re: went to look at cows

Postby Nesikep » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:41 pm

He's got the lowest BW and highest WW too.. Yeah, that's the one I want.. but probably the priciest one too.. Oh well.. gotta pay to play
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Re: went to look at cows

Postby farmerjan » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:15 am

Like the first bull but not the third. He looks too short bodied but it might be the picture. Like the stats on the first one too. I would definitely take the old cow, and the heifer if you like her. I'm a sucker for older cows, but those "longevity genes" really say alot to me. She has a nice udder for her age, and if she can feed a calf decent for a year or two, you might get some good genetics to keep.
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Re: went to look at cows

Postby Nesikep » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:08 am

farmerjan wrote:Like the first bull but not the third. He looks too short bodied but it might be the picture. Like the stats on the first one too. I would definitely take the old cow, and the heifer if you like her. I'm a sucker for older cows, but those "longevity genes" really say alot to me. She has a nice udder for her age, and if she can feed a calf decent for a year or two, you might get some good genetics to keep.

I like the old cow as well, doesn't look like spring chicken, but I'm thinking the same, she might give me a couple valuable calves.. Only dealbreaker on her would be she would have to be bred to a red bull.. a black calf would totally not suit me and waste my few chances at getting what I want from her
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Re: went to look at cows

Postby Nesikep » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:57 am

Well.. that sucks.. that bull is consigned to a sale in the spring so either I take a gamble on his affordability then or I pick a different one...
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Re: went to look at cows

Postby Muddy » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:25 am

Nesikep wrote:Well.. that sucks.. that bull is consigned to a sale in the spring so either I take a gamble on his affordability then or I pick a different one...

Is the third bull consigned too?
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Re: went to look at cows

Postby Muddy » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:28 am

Nesikep wrote:
farmerjan wrote:Like the first bull but not the third. He looks too short bodied but it might be the picture. Like the stats on the first one too. I would definitely take the old cow, and the heifer if you like her. I'm a sucker for older cows, but those "longevity genes" really say alot to me. She has a nice udder for her age, and if she can feed a calf decent for a year or two, you might get some good genetics to keep.

I like the old cow as well, doesn't look like spring chicken, but I'm thinking the same, she might give me a couple valuable calves.. Only dealbreaker on her would be she would have to be bred to a red bull.. a black calf would totally not suit me and waste my few chances at getting what I want from her

I think you'll be fine with her if she ended up with a black calf....you can always sell the black calf at weaning.
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Re: went to look at cows

Postby Nesikep » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:56 am

Muddy wrote:
Nesikep wrote:Well.. that sucks.. that bull is consigned to a sale in the spring so either I take a gamble on his affordability then or I pick a different one...

Is the third bull consigned too?

no, the only one consigned is the one I had kinda set my eye on.

In my red herd I just don't want a black calf, and considering she's an old cow, it's not like I might have a lot of time to get the calf I want from her.. If she's bred to a red bull I have the option of shipping her in august and keeping a good calf.
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Re: went to look at cows

Postby Nesikep » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:19 am

a tan heifer I might bring home
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Well, I think I struck a deal on this heifer.. I'll have to wait to see the rest of the bulls in person again to finalize which of them comes home with me though.
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Re: went to look at cows

Postby gcreekrch » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:45 pm

Nesikep wrote:I'm kinda torn between the first and last of the two bulls pictured.. the last one really has a nice stance to him, the first looks like he's got the most masculine features for his age though.. There were other good looking bulls there that I just didn't have time to get good pictures of, Fellow had a doctors appointment to get to.. I'd take a closer look at all of them again before making a final decision.. I do like that heifer as well.



First one looks as though he might have some hair. Contrary to some belief, hair is an important item here in the north. Gelbvieh seem to lack it as a rule but when you find a good, hairy one latch onto him. May be the pictures but 2 and 3 look slab sided and narrow compared to the first calf.

We built this outfit on heifers from honest old cows like that one. Latch onto her and treat her well!
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Re: went to look at cows

Postby Nesikep » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:00 pm

gcreekrch wrote:
Nesikep wrote:I'm kinda torn between the first and last of the two bulls pictured.. the last one really has a nice stance to him, the first looks like he's got the most masculine features for his age though.. There were other good looking bulls there that I just didn't have time to get good pictures of, Fellow had a doctors appointment to get to.. I'd take a closer look at all of them again before making a final decision.. I do like that heifer as well.



First one looks as though he might have some hair. Contrary to some belief, hair is an important item here in the north. Gelbvieh seem to lack it as a rule but when you find a good, hairy one latch onto him. May be the pictures but 2 and 3 look slab sided and narrow compared to the first calf.

We built this outfit on heifers from honest old cows like that one. Latch onto her and treat her well!

you're in luck, that's the one that's consigned to the williams lake bull sale!

With the shorthorn influence in my herd, most of my animals have a good hair coat.. I have a couple cows that have SH but don't hair up too much
This one is 1/2 GV, 3/16 Saler, 1/8th SH... She's not cold!
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