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Re: Replacements

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:13 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
He is black. Most heteroblack calves are that color until they shed out their baby hair. Generally, the nose, eyes, tail are more black looking than the body. That is a common color in my herd of calves, LOL

Re: Replacements

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:58 am
by Lrj505
Thanks. I ask a lot of questions. Trying to learn all I can. My dad does it do it old school , cheap cows, black bull and sell is March. It works for him because he has 1,000 acres of hay and they eat left over hay. Question, how do Sim-Angus calves turn out ? Weaning weights? I have a few big angus cows and thinking of ai one and keeping it if it’s a bull. Thanks

Re: Replacements

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:01 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Sim-Angus is about the hottest crossbreds around. They make great feedlot calves and super momma cows. Should increase weaning weights. If you keep the steers to finish for freezer, you will be able to get great marbling with less outside fat.

Re: Replacements

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:24 pm
by snoopdog
And here we are 3 mths later , 3 little pigs
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Re: Replacements

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:06 pm
by farmerjan
Cutest little pigs I've seen lately..... :lol2: I think they look nice and will make decent nice calm replacements.

Re: Replacements

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:32 pm
by snoopdog
I hope so, haven't been able to catch the black one in heat yet , so I'm a little worried about her, the other two there is no doubt . I'll take them to the bull after thanksgiving , when we work the rest . And hes had a little rest .

Re: Replacements

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:05 pm
by Nesikep
Some of them don't show it much, but the bull will know!

Re: Replacements

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:51 pm
by farmerjan
snoopdog wrote:I hope so, haven't been able to catch the black one in heat yet , so I'm a little worried about her, the other two there is no doubt . I'll take them to the bull after thanksgiving , when we work the rest . And hes had a little rest .


Any outside chance she got to a bull before now? Or was she on her momma and the bull was still in there breeding the cows? Had one get bred at about 9 months, never knew it until too late to abort...she had it fine and is still in the herd but she definitely was too young to be bred in my book. It happens.
If you don't see any heats you need to get her palpated by a vet, so you know her status; or just hope she is a "silent heat" type of heifer. Have a few of them too.

Re: Replacements

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:00 pm
by snoopdog
farmerjan wrote:
snoopdog wrote:I hope so, haven't been able to catch the black one in heat yet , so I'm a little worried about her, the other two there is no doubt . I'll take them to the bull after thanksgiving , when we work the rest . And hes had a little rest .


Any outside chance she got to a bull before now? Or was she on her momma and the bull was still in there breeding the cows? Had one get bred at about 9 months, never knew it until too late to abort...she had it fine and is still in the herd but she definitely was too young to be bred in my book. It happens.
If you don't see any heats you need to get her palpated by a vet, so you know her status; or just hope she is a "silent heat" type of heifer. Have a few of them too.
I feel pretty sure she is the silent type , but I have been fooled before .

Re: Replacements

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:59 pm
by snoopdog
A little late, but got the girls moved today. Wish I would have took some pics, no problems loading or backing the trailer up in this muddy mess with the new truck, pretty much a happy day.