Gcrkranch: Calving

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Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by Bright Raven » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:44 pm

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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by Bright Raven » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:46 pm

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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by gcreekrch » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:30 pm

Thanks BR, they are coming strong now. What a change in spring compared to last year. We still had a foot of old snow at this time in 2018.
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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by Nesikep » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:35 am

glad the weather is cooperating.. today wasn't too nice here though
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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by Bright Raven » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:50 am

gcreekrch wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:30 pm
Thanks BR, they are coming strong now. What a change in spring compared to last year. We still had a foot of old snow at this time in 2018.
Glad to do it. It has been cool here.
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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by uplandnut » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:31 pm

Nice looking calves and cows.

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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by gcreekrch » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:34 pm

53 calves in 36 hours, including a c section and three pulls.

Let's git er dun!
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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by Randi » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:36 pm

Your barn setup looks a lot like ours.

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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by sim.-ang.king » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:55 pm

gcreekrch wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:34 pm
53 calves in 36 hours, including a c section and three pulls.

Let's git er dun!
No point in waiting around, git'r dun. :cowboy:
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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by gcreekrch » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:10 am

Randi wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:36 pm
Your barn setup looks a lot like ours.
We have some rubber belting we roll out on the floor and store pellets in this building during the winter.
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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by gcreekrch » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:11 am

170+ in 6 days, glad the weather has been relatively dry.
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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:04 pm

I saw a tag on at least 1 calf. do you tag them right away at calving? That's a LOT of calves to process in "not a LOT of time!
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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by gcreekrch » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:22 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:04 pm
I saw a tag on at least 1 calf. do you tag them right away at calving? That's a LOT of calves to process in "not a LOT of time!
Great pictures!
Every calf gets two intranasal vaccines, a Toltrazuril capsule, bull calves are banded, weight guesstimated within 5 lbs and an ear tag as close to birth as possible. We do have help so I can concentrate on tagging and any calving difficulties that arise.
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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:04 am

Great management. You and/or help must not get much sleep!!!
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Re: Gcrkranch: Calving

Post by gcreekrch » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:37 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:04 am
Great management. You and/or help must not get much sleep!!!
This spring has been great weather. I make a check at 1 AM and am usually back to sleep at 2:30 after covering three groups of cattle over 120 acres. Have been averaging about 7 hours. :D

We once calved in February with 200 cows. It was more work and less sleep than our management now. We have learned to cull very hard for bags. Most cows are sold as bred cows at 8 or 9 years old as that is when their udders seem to go and many need assistance with calves getting first suck. That is a chore that can use up many hours.
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