Is the hardiness of cattle breeds ruined?

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Re: Is the hardiness of cattle breeds ruined?

Post by True Grit Farms » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:50 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Calving problems?

Lost two calves in a row this year, first dead calves in 3 years. And we haven't lost a cow in 9 years. Our calving success is 97.4% for the last 10 years, we breed for live calves not high weaning weights. At least a third of our herd is sale barn cows that I bought and have weeded through, it's better to be lucky than good.
Y'all have some nice cattle, but acre for acre we make more money off our land than most. I don't do this for the sport of it.


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Re: Is the hardiness of cattle breeds ruined?

Post by ALACOWMAN » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:39 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Vince

I meant to ask you! You started this thread. Is this subject just a curiosity or are there issues occurring in your herd that indicate a lack of hardiness - such as poor condition, feet problems, disease, etc?

No problems in our herd besides the cows only have one calf a year.
guess it's a good thing that they do.. Can you imagine the market..bad enough with my sparse offerings
someone said I should follow my dreams,,so I went back to bed...

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