Weaning weights and program

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SimAngHerf
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Weaning weights and program

Postby SimAngHerf » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:31 pm

So I’m curious to what y’alls typical weaning weights are and how is your program setup. I’m always interested to learn from others and their experiences. We are typically mid to upper 5 weight and mid to lower 5 weight for steers and heifers, respectively. We start calving February 8th on paper and wean mid-October, I think we have some room to improve as well. They are primarily sim-angus cows that were breed to Ogden bulls but this year we have swapped tp Herefords.

Spring or fall calving?
Weaning age?
Breed?
Implanted or creep feed?
Location?
If I missed any key details to address please feel free to add more, thank y’all in advance.
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Re: Weaning weights and program

Postby Bamadan » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:04 pm

I certainly don't have all the answers, like you, I try to learn from people that have been doing this a lot longer than me. I got to know a former ranch manager from Oklahoma, now lives here.
On weaning age, they weaned at 205 days and weighed the calf. At 205 days he wanted the calf to weigh 50% of mother's weight. If a cow's calves consistently failed to hit that mark, they culled the cow
I have Angus and some Charolais (which i inherited) some of the Charolais weigh 15-1600 lbs+. They raise good big calves, but they eat a LOT! I've find out I can get a 1100 lb cow that will raise just as good a calf. Those big girls are not just eating a lot of feed, they are eating up a lot of profit.
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Re: Weaning weights and program

Postby Putangitangi » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:32 am

Did you lose track of your other thread? viewtopic.php?f=5&t=116538
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