Murray Grey twins!

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Murray Grey twins!

Post by waihou » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:34 am

Haven't posted for awhile-winter and calving seems to have crept up. Our biggest cow-she must be all of 800kgs surpised us with twins a month ago. They were just there when we checked one morning!

They weighed 36 and 38kgs-so each was the average weight of a single MG calf!
She likes them both and can count-to my relief-do not want to have to bottle rear a calf-this our 40th year with Murray Greys and this girl goes back to one of the first B grade (75%) Murray Greys we purchased back in 1978.
Just sold her 2017 born weaner heifer (372kgs)in May at 10 months old for $NZ1,700 to another stud.

So these are her 7th and 8th calves. Sadly one of each sex as well as one of each colour!
Pictured on day one
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and at a month old..
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Re: Murray Grey twins!

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:43 am

Congrats!
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Re: Murray Grey twins!

Post by Lazy M » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:50 am

It's a shame that they're not both heifers

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Re: Murray Grey twins!

Post by farmerjan » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:45 pm

Yes, nice calves and a shame they are not both heifers....BUT, make sure you have a vet check the heifer before you cull her. We are seeing more and more "free martin" heifers that are "good" on dairies here. If they are each from an egg in each horn, there seems to be a better chance that they are good. Or so the latest vet reports I am hearing. Looks like the cow is doing a bang up job of raising them.

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Re: Murray Grey twins!

Post by NonTypicalCPA » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:37 pm

Beautiful calves, and that cow is a tank!

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Re: Murray Grey twins!

Post by waihou » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:29 am

Yes, I am going to get the heifer tested, she looks normal from the outside, not like some freemartins I have seen.
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Re: Murray Grey twins!

Post by Backbone Ranch » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:42 pm

Great looking cow and calves!
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