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Only 64 days left till he's weaned.

Post by Brookhill Angus » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:42 pm

Here is one of our SAV International 2020 calves at 211 days

BH International 973

link to AAA below

http://bit.ly/2WaH9Ur

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and a Youtube video

http://bit.ly/2Fog0HS

There was a another thread about whether to SAV or not to SAV? I think this may clear the air a bit.


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Re: Only 64 days left till he's weaned.

Post by Bright Raven » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:56 pm

Very nice calf.
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Post by Coosh71 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:59 pm

Nice. Have you weighed him?

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Re: Only 64 days left till he's weaned.

Post by T & B farms » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:54 pm

Nice calf. Hope that is a recip cow. Udder like that, she would be hamburger around here.

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Re: Only 64 days left till he's weaned.

Post by Brookhill Angus » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:04 pm

Coosh71 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:59 pm
Nice. Have you weighed him?
Not yet.

The dam is about 1750 pounds for perspective.
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Re: Only 64 days left till he's weaned.

Post by Redgully » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:08 pm

Nice, good feet too. Dams udder wasn't great but functional, at least not hanging around her ankles.

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Re: Only 64 days left till he's weaned.

Post by MRRherefords » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:23 pm

Nice bull. Good muscling.

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Re: Only 64 days left till he's weaned.

Post by Brookhill Angus » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:26 pm

Redgully wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:08 pm
Nice, good feet too. Dams udder wasn't great but functional, at least not hanging around her ankles.
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Thanks,

I think International brought a lot to the table as far as the feet.

I’m constantly trying to improve udder quality, it’s a work in progress.
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Re: Only 64 days left till he's weaned.

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:39 pm

T & B farms wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Nice calf. Hope that is a recip cow. Udder like that, she would be hamburger around here.
I look forward to seeing some pictures of your cattle in the near future.
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Post by Brookhill Angus » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:50 pm

I feel like momma and calf look decent considering this was one of the worst winters Kentucky has seen in recorded history. Record rainfall, and insane amounts of mud.

He would have looked better, as well as the dam if winter had been mild.
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Re: Only 64 days left till he's weaned.

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:56 am

Brookhill Angus wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:50 pm
I feel like momma and calf look decent considering this was one of the worst winters Kentucky has seen in recorded history. Record rainfall, and insane amounts of mud.

He would have looked better, as well as the dam if winter had been mild.
He’s a darn fine calf, I’d pull him now but that’s just me.
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Re: Only 64 days left till he's weaned.

Post by sim.-ang.king » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:21 am

Brookhill Angus wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Coosh71 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:59 pm
Nice. Have you weighed him?
Not yet.

The dam is about 1750 pounds for perspective.
Better get him weighed for an accurate 205 to report.
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Re: Only 64 days left till he's weaned.

Post by Brookhill Angus » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:42 am

sim.-ang.king wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:21 am
Brookhill Angus wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Coosh71 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:59 pm
Nice. Have you weighed him?
Not yet.

The dam is about 1750 pounds for perspective.
Better get him weighed for an accurate 205 to report.
You can weigh until 280 days with Angus and they will calculate the adjusted 205.

I’ve talked with them about this, and it appears several operations wean them right near the 280 mark.
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Post by sim.-ang.king » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:20 pm

What you can do and what you should do are two different things.
After 6 months of age the amount of weight gain the calf is getting from the cow is minimal compared to what they are getting from feed, and forage intake. Which in turns inflates ADG on cow, and lowers the true accuracy of Adj.WWs. Yes, they adjust for feed supplement, but it's a broad adjustment that doesn't account for the calf getting fed 12 pounds of feed per day. Be the same as weaning a calf at 4 months, feeding him for 2 and then weighing him for 205. Kind of screws with the legitimacy of the weights.
A lot of operations do it, and a lot of them also like to put calves on nurse cows, and creep feed from the start, but that doesn't make it legit.
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Re: Only 64 days left till he's weaned.

Post by Brookhill Angus » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:26 pm

sim.-ang.king wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:20 pm
What you can do and what you should do are two different things.
After 6 months of age the amount of weight gain the calf is getting from the cow is minimal compared to what they are getting from feed, and forage intake. Which in turns inflates ADG on cow, and lowers the true accuracy of Adj.WWs. Yes, they adjust for feed supplement, but it's a broad adjustment that doesn't account for the calf getting fed 12 pounds of feed per day. Be the same as weaning a calf at 4 months, feeding him for 2 and then weighing him for 205. Kind of screws with the legitimacy of the weights.
A lot of operations do it, and a lot of them also like to put calves on nurse cows, and creep feed from the start, but that doesn't make it legit.
I understand what you are saying, but I have tried both ways, pulling the calf off really early versus letting them stay on and nurse. The difference is definitely noticeable.

There is a certain operation that has some really heavy weaning weights, and from what I have been told they wean right at 280 days. I won't mention names because some will be really good at guessing.
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