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Great start to New Year

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:15 pm

Sometime around midnight New Year's Eve:
Cow is 3 yr old, Eye Candy - won Supreme over all Supremes last year as Cow/calf pair with a bull. This is a HEIFER!!
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2 yr old, Firefly, full sister to Eye Candy with a heifer, born 1-2.
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2 yr old, Fre-Anna - won a Supreme last year with a heifer born 1-2
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Picture of Fre-Anna's heifer "Hi-Anna"
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Had a 4th calf born to another 2 yr old (1-2-20), bull calf that we castrated. Dam is super easy to handle, not crazy, but nervous/timid. I do not want a nervous bull.
Now we have a lull. Got 17 due from 1-21 to 1-31. That's a lot for our facilities.


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Re: Great start to New Year

Post by Bright Raven » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:24 pm

Exceptional calves. I want to watch them. Keep the pictures coming.
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Post by Dsth » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:07 am

looks impressive. hope the caving season continues to be a great one for you.

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Post by gcreekrch » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:21 pm

Thick, moderate cows Jeanne, very nice!
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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:05 am

gcreekrch wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:21 pm
Thick, moderate cows Jeanne, very nice!
Thanks. Yes, for past 10-15 years or so, my goal has been to cut off the legs but keep the deep, thick body.
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Re: Great start to New Year

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:07 am

Here is a link to Facebook with a video of Eye Candy and her new baby:
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q= ... SEARCH_BOX
Calf was about 10 hours old. Have high hopes for this pair.
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Post by WinterSpringsFarm » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:51 am

Those calves look nice Jeanne. When do your 20-20 calves come?

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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:52 am

Got 2 AI sired calves coming 23rd & 28th. And a heifer embryo out of Victoria Secret on 2-8. Just put my last VS x 20-20 in a cow this morning.
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Post by smithadam » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:37 pm

Congrats for the new baby.

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Post by holm25 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:03 pm

Anymore calves?

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Re: Great start to New Year

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:23 pm

Our 17 head due in 10 days decided no one wanted to come early. Got down to 8 days for the 17 head and finally had a calf.
1-23 bull by 20-20 - 87#
1-24 heifer by Mr CCF Clarified (20-20 son) 78#
1-25 steer by Milestone (108#)
1-26 heifer by Classified 90#
1-27 heifer by Two Step (haven't weighed yet - just born)
1-27 heifer DOA - embryo by 20-20 - was 2 weeks early so was still down in the bottom winter lot. Checked her yesterday & decided she needed to come up today. Had a heavy snow fall during night, calf was DOA when we found this morning.

Got two c/c pairs in pens & have 5 ready in pens for night - with 7 outside quite due/ready and another 2 head added to the group due 2-3 and 2-5. Not doubling up pens because it is very mild temperatures and we put down hay bales for bedding outside.

This is Red Hots E81H, the Red Answer heifer out of Eye Candy born 1-1-20 (growing like a weed)
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This is a Classified heifer born 1-26
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Re: Great start to New Year

Post by snoopdog » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:22 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:23 pm
Our 17 head due in 10 days decided no one wanted to come early. Got down to 8 days for the 17 head and finally had a calf.
1-23 bull by 20-20 - 87#
1-24 heifer by Mr CCF Clarified (20-20 son) 78#
1-25 steer by Milestone (108#)
1-26 heifer by Classified 90#
1-27 heifer by Two Step (haven't weighed yet - just born)
1-27 heifer DOA - embryo by 20-20 - was 2 weeks early so was still down in the bottom winter lot. Checked her yesterday & decided she needed to come up today. Had a heavy snow fall during night, calf was DOA when we found this morning.

Got two c/c pairs in pens & have 5 ready in pens for night - with 7 outside quite due/ready and another 2 head added to the group due 2-3 and 2-5. Not doubling up pens because it is very mild temperatures and we put down hay bales for bedding outside.

This is Red Hots E81H, the Red Answer heifer out of Eye Candy born 1-1-20 (growing like a weed)
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This is a Classified heifer born 1-26
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OOH, I like her already!
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Re: Great start to New Year

Post by VaCowman » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:24 am

That E81H heifer is fancy!

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Re: Great start to New Year

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:16 am

Red Hots IS fancy. Of course, she has a little age now (nearly 4 weeks in pic) compared to our newborns, but, she was born with "the look" that I like. Having the chrome doesn't hurt!! Unless something drastically changes, she & mom will be our Cow/Calf pair this year (3rd year for dam showing). Last year's bull calf was 900# in that picture. Should have been weaned, but wanted to get that one last show in. :D It was only 2 weeks after the NYSF show that they HAD to compete in (Supreme)
This was the dam as a yearling:
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and this was her last year, won Grand Champion at this show, but was also Supreme of All NY Supreme Champions.
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Re: Great start to New Year

Post by uplandnut » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:50 am

Very nice looking cattle! Definitely looks like some great show prospects there.

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