On the bull hunt

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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by lithuanian farmer » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:10 pm

frieghttrain wrote:
lithuanian farmer wrote:The sires of AI calves. One bull is sired by the first bull, all other are sired by the second one.
http://www.interlim.com/hamac-rrvs-france-et-export.html
http://www.interlim.com/engy-rrvs-france-et-export.html

Both are good, i'd lean towards the 2nd one as he has a smoother look about him. Have they been tested for the f94L gene?

I doubt, or a least I haven't found anything about that. The only son from the first bull is already reserved. Both bulls seem to have similar calving ease, however, the first one seems to have more flesh, but the second has good milk figures. I personally liked the first one abit more deciding from the looks. Have found some photos of his calves too.
Everything will be decided by the look of the bull calves themselves. We still plan about looking what a couple other breeders has to offer. Trying to find something exceptional, what we would like from the first look.

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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by frieghttrain » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:19 pm

lithuanian farmer wrote:
frieghttrain wrote:
lithuanian farmer wrote:The sires of AI calves. One bull is sired by the first bull, all other are sired by the second one.
http://www.interlim.com/hamac-rrvs-france-et-export.html
http://www.interlim.com/engy-rrvs-france-et-export.html

Both are good, i'd lean towards the 2nd one as he has a smoother look about him. Have they been tested for the f94L gene?

I doubt, or a least I haven't found anything about that. The only son from the first bull is already reserved. Both bulls seem to have similar calving ease, however, the first one seems to have more flesh, but the second has good milk figures. I personally liked the first one abit more deciding from the looks. Have found some photos of his calves too.
Everything will be decided by the look of the bull calves themselves. We still plan about looking what a couple other breeders has to offer. Trying to find something exceptional, what we would like from the first look.

I hear you. We just got a fullblood bull picked up and he's all bull. Reason i asked about the f94l gene was for ease of calving as the muscling doesn't start developing till after the calf is born.
Quality doesn't have a color.

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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by lithuanian farmer » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:05 pm

frieghttrain wrote:I hear you. We just got a fullblood bull picked up and he's all bull. Reason i asked about the f94l gene was for ease of calving as the muscling doesn't start developing till after the calf is born.

Yes, I've done some research of this too. But it hasn't been mentioned for these two bulls.
I knew nothing about our two previous bulls, so it's quite entertaining to finally have more info.

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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:46 am

Have visited another farm today. Going to bring home the new bull next weekend. The previous farmer has showed me some photos, but nothing special. The one, which would have been my pick was already taken.
The new bull has just been weaned recently. Couldn't take a photo with him, as all calves were moving around alot.
A couple photos from the visit. Sorry for the quality. It wasn't very bright inside.
Older bulls under two years age. There were a couple good ones, but as we'll keep our new one with our weanlings, it's better to buy a similar age and size calf. Weaning weights average around 800lbs.
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A group of weanlingss. The calf in the front was another calf I liked the most. Our new one will be quite looking similar to this one. Both have very nice rear and our should have nice wide front too.
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Image The dam of our bull.

Image The group of weaned heifers. Actually, going to bring one home too (the one on the left). Will be the first fullblood registered female for us.
Image Very bad photo with the heifer. :oops:

An update with better photos will be when both will be brought home. The bull will cost $1900, heifer around $1100.
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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by frieghttrain » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:01 am

I'd say you got a steal with those prices :D Make sure to get some good pictures when you get them home!
Quality doesn't have a color.

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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:24 am

frieghttrain wrote:I'd say you got a steal with those prices :D Make sure to get some good pictures when you get them home!

I think so too. :D At least for bull calf. He would have asked over 2000 for a bigger bull, but I liked when we bought yearling better than buying close to 2year age bull.
Heifer might be sired by the same bull as the bull. I'll make sure to get some good photos when they'll be here, for sure!

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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by Son of Butch » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:25 pm

I assume you are talking Euro Dollars, to clarify for usa members.
$1100 euro = $1250 usa
$1900 euro = $2160
$2000 euro = $2275

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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:43 pm

Son of Butch wrote:I assume you are talking Euro Dollars, to clarify for usa members.
$1100 euro = $1250 usa
$1900 euro = $2160
$2000 euro = $2275

No, I've already converted euros to usa $. :)

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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:36 am

New bull and heifer have arrived today. Heifer is 6 months old, bull calf- 10 months old.
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Have just weaned our calves today.

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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by Stocker Steve » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:31 am

Lots of beef. What are you building?
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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:34 am

Stocker Steve wrote:Lots of beef. What are you building?

A shed for all weanlings and a shed for calving, and fresh moms with calves.

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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:16 pm

real meat wagon!!
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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:30 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:real meat wagon!!

Yes, like both alot. Both are sired by the same sire and are really wide. Not too extreme, but should grow into nice animals. The bull will get up to 20cows around mid summer. Plan about AI for the heifer around 20months age. Don't want to hurry with our first pure heifer.

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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by houstoncutter » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:06 pm

Don’t care for either one, I don’t like squirrel nutted bulls

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Re: On the bull hunt

Post by lithuanian farmer » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:13 am

New arrivals are pretty tame and friendly. Actually, the heifer is way more friendly than our own weaned heifers.
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