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went to look at cows

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:13 pm
by Nesikep
went to see my 'local' Gelbvieh breeder.. Has a couple bull calves there I like

This guy puffed himself up and postured as we came along
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not the greatest pic of this one
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I kinda like this one I think
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a tan heifer I might bring home
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It's a really docile herd, doesn't look like there are any freak shows in it
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He'll be getting rid of this 15 year old cow.. Wondering if I might do well keeping her a year or two for some nice calves... Offer the high end of what cull cows go for, she's due to calf in January, prices for cows are usually good in August if I decide to ship her after. I have a little bit more old-cow-friendly land.
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Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:13 pm
by Gators Rule
I like the first bull the best but would be wary of that attitude. I like the heifer and old cow as well

Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:43 pm
by Nesikep
Gators Rule wrote:I like the first bull the best but would be wary of that attitude. I like the heifer and old cow as well

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.. though my bull sometimes puffs himself up, hangs his tongue out and grunts, he's always been cool.. just begging for attention.. I'd have to be around them a little more to evaluate what THAT bull means by it... The whole bunch of them were all curious and came to see what was going on.. I've been going there for a couple years and they've always been like that.

While talking to the fellow he said exactly what I've said a few times.. you ain't gonna make a whole lot of money in this business, might as well have cows you enjoy looking at and being around... Considering his cows go out on range and probably don't get a lot of human interaction during the summer is something I think speaks to their genetic docility.

Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:50 am
by Farm Fence Solutions
Wait a minute. You guys are making money at this?

Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:27 am
by elkwc
I like the first bull and both females. The old cow will likely raise you some good ones whether heifers or bulls.

Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:54 am
by Ebenezer
Bulls have big looking heads. I'm on a roll for discussing heads this AM.

Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:33 am
by Supa Dexta
I have a red bull that always postures up, but he's probably my quietest bull

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I'd prob choose the 3rd bull pictured.

Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:02 am
by True Grit Farms
Supa Dexta wrote:I have a red bull that always postures up, but he's probably my quietest bull

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I'd prob choose the 3rd bull pictured.

That's a good looking bull you have there.

Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:18 am
by NonTypicalCPA
Long!

Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:11 am
by frieghttrain
I'd pick the third bull based off of your pictures, i do like that heifer a lot.

Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:56 am
by Nesikep
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.

Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:28 pm
by Bright Raven
That posture means ZERO. HeII everyone of my cows exhibit that instinctual behavior.

Surely, Effrem, you know that. You are around cows. If I haven't seen a cow for a couple days, they exhibit that identical display. Just walk up and they roll their eyes for a tail scratch.

I like the first one.

Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:58 pm
by Coosh71
Supa Dexta wrote:I have a red bull that always postures up, but he's probably my quietest bull

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I'd prob choose the 3rd bull pictured.


I'm with you. The third bull looks identical to my Gelbvieh herd bull at a year or so. Love him. He puffs up and grunts, BUT all he wants is hand fed. Great bull. First bull looks good also. Either way you go on them will be good. And Dexta... Love the red bull. Great length and muscle. Thanks for sharing.

Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:42 am
by Nesikep
None of the animals there looked mean or scared.. I think he was begging for attention as well

Dexta, I'm sure your bull and mine could have a fight for a few hours! Probably be a helluva show.. I like your boy as well! How old is he?

Mine as of last week
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Re: went to look at cows

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:33 am
by Supa Dexta
He'll be 4 next spring, Klondike123 bull, which goes back to beef maker. Trying to make some nice red females with him. This is an embryo cow with hummer 468 on her side and the resulting red calf.

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