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Uffda...

Post by holm25 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:28 pm

Have a 12 month old heifer lookin like she is bred. I thought I could bump a calf and it looks like she’s got an udder growing... Vet is coming out tomorrow.



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Re: Uffda...

Post by TCRanch » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:26 am

Welcome to the club! Definitely not ideal and will most likely stunt her growth but can turn out okay. Good luck with her.

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Re: Uffda...

Post by T & B farms » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:04 am

I have one this year also. Was putting cidrs in a group 3 weeks ago, thought one sure looked to be bagging. Sure enough, I guessed her at about 7 months along. She had to of bred at 6 months old. I don’t understand how a 600lb calf can stand for a 2100lb bull.

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Re: Uffda...

Post by lithuanian farmer » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:14 pm

She can make a pretty good cow, if you'll be able to get the first calf out of her. They later have similar calving capabilities as an average cow in the herd. My personal experience was successful with these teenage moms, but have seen plenty bad experiences in neighbours farms. It's just a matter of luck I guess.
Good luck with yours! Keep us updated.

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Post by holm25 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:45 pm

Vet figures she 7 1/2 to 8 months bred.

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Post by TCRanch » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:49 pm

Have any clue which bull? Unfortunately mine was bred by our lowest calving ease, 9 days overdue & a whopper of a bull calf. Hard pull!

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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:20 pm

Could also be bred by siblings.
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Post by holm25 » Wed May 29, 2019 10:50 am

Well she calved about three weeks ago. Awful lot of white on that straight angus baby... Hardly had to assist with calf. Mom is out on pasture with baby and they come up for feed every day.


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Post by True Grit Farms » Wed May 29, 2019 11:06 am

You need to do DNA testing on your herd. There's more than straight Angus in that calf.
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Post by Bright Raven » Wed May 29, 2019 11:34 am

Very happy the delivery was easy. Nice ending. I hope she grows well.
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Post by Ky hills » Wed May 29, 2019 11:37 am

I’m in agreement with Grit, there’s something else other than Angus in that calf. My guess would be Simmental or Holstein. Nice calf regardless, glad the situation turned out good.

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Post by holm25 » Wed May 29, 2019 12:27 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:06 am
You need to do DNA testing on your herd. There's more than straight Angus in that calf.
Haha ya think? I know the breeder the bulls the cows. I sure was surprised and so was she!

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Post by Allenw » Wed May 29, 2019 3:40 pm

Stack em up and see what comes out. There is a reason some are against line breeding, afraid of what might come to the top.

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Post by Muddy » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:47 am

holm25 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:27 pm
True Grit Farms wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:06 am
You need to do DNA testing on your herd. There's more than straight Angus in that calf.
Haha ya think? I know the breeder the bulls the cows. I sure was surprised and so was she!
Any intact bull calves around her that time?

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Re: Uffda...

Post by farmerjan » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:09 pm

Thinking she got a visit or went visiting when she came in heat???....Any bought cows in the neighborhood with bull calves of "questionable" parentage? Possible dairy calf? Regardless, great that she had it and is doing okay. Have a heifer now that is about 15 months with a month old calf on her. She is in a smaller lot with the calf and they are doing okay. Didn't see that coming until it was almost here, literally. Got lucky on her.

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