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Re: my first heifers! and help w/ BCS

Postby Gators Rule » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:51 pm

Personally I wouldn’t go LH even if it’s a first calf heifer. You can easily go Sim, Angus or whatever, as long as LBW, and proven.
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Re: my first heifers! and help w/ BCS

Postby Son of Butch » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:40 pm

IF you can A.I. them I believe you would be very happy with the calving ease sire Bankroll.

http://www.selectsiresbeef.com/index.ph ... ge?bid=365
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Re: my first heifers! and help w/ BCS

Postby Lazy M » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:57 pm

Gators Rule wrote:Personally I wouldn’t go LH even if it’s a first calf heifer. You can easily go Sim, Angus or whatever, as long as LBW, and proven.

+1. You've kept them long enough and have too much money in them now to short yourself $ on some throw-away longhorn calves
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Re: my first heifers! and help w/ BCS

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:58 pm

Nesikep wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:As my aunt would say, they don't look emancipated :cowboy:

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looks like they were right.it was free :cboy:
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Re: my first heifers! and help w/ BCS

Postby holm25 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:12 pm

Son of Butch wrote:IF you can A.I. them I believe you would be very happy with the calving ease sire Bankroll.

http://www.selectsiresbeef.com/index.ph ... ge?bid=365


I like him until I saw his video..
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Re: my first heifers! and help w/ BCS

Postby Coosh71 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:38 pm

I understand that you want a live calf. Holm25 is right. RA/BA have plenty of good LBW bulls out there to go with and you won't lose 1/2 your money on the first calf. I would assume Southern OK Isnt longhorn friendly, but I could be wrong. Here in the Texas Panhandle longhorn crosses get pooled together and will bring about half what solid calves bring. I know it's not all about money with what you're saying for a first calf but at the same time maybe if you look around your area you can find a fairly good low birth weight bull to give you a solid colored calf so it would be a win-win for you.good luck either way.
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Re: my first heifers! and help w/ BCS

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:34 pm

First calf heifers do not have to be bred for a "throw-away" calf. You are doing a great job raising these heifers. I agree they are probably BCS 6.
Here's a site for you to look at:
http://factsheets.okstate.edu/documents ... beef-cows/
And I agree, the Angus bull Bankroll can't walk (based on the video).
There are tons of easy calving bulls of many breeds. Just remember, just because they are bred to have a small calf - sh$t happens. Tangled twins, backwards calf, head back, leg back. Abnormal presentations are not real common, but also not "uncommon". Not trying to scare you at all. Just reminding you this is real life and crap happens. Be prepared.
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Re: my first heifers! and help w/ BCS

Postby holm25 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:45 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:First calf heifers do not have to be bred for a "throw-away" calf. You are doing a great job raising these heifers. I agree they are probably BCS 6.
Here's a site for you to look at:
http://factsheets.okstate.edu/documents ... beef-cows/
And I agree, the Angus bull Bankroll can't walk (based on the video).
There are tons of easy calving bulls of many breeds. Just remember, just because they are bred to have a small calf - sh$t happens. Tangled twins, backwards calf, head back, leg back. Abnormal presentations are not real common, but also not "uncommon". Not trying to scare you at all. Just reminding you this is real life and crap happens. Be prepared.


That Bankroll looks great in his picture but just completely falls apart over his top line in the video and those feet don’t move.. And he looks like an Ornery sucker.
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