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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby chippie » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:31 pm

Happy that all turned out well. She shouldn't be stunted by having a calf at an early age. You take good care of your cattle. : )
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby Taurus » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:36 pm

You will be fine and she will be fine. Like Chippie said, you take good care of your cattle and she will growing up just fine. I had a heifer that had a calf when she was 15 months old. Today she is in her teen years and one of our bigger cows of herd.
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:34 pm

Thank you all. We'll see how she'll look in the future. We'll rather sell her for somebody than slaughter. It'd be sad to slaughter such a good cow. Even if she'll grow bigger we'll sell her after a couple years, because we need to shape our herd where will be big, muscular cows and where we could use bulls of big breeds, like Charolais, Simmental or even BB.
Fun thing is here. We can't register her as a cow, because she is younger than 18 months, so we can't register her calf too. :) Will need to wait until young mother become 18 months old, 29th September. Her heifer will be quite big then like just borned calf.
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:41 am

The Nutty turned 3 months today. Pic taken yesterday. She changed her nice coat into grey. She's growing well,but she needs to nurse other cows, because her young mother don't have much milk.
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby glacierridge » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:06 pm

She's a really pretty color!!!
I would call her silver more than grey.
I hope she continues to grow well for you, I like her shape even tho she's standing funny in this shot.

What do you think she weighs?
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:28 am

glacierridge wrote:She's a really pretty color!!!
I would call her silver more than grey.
I hope she continues to grow well for you, I like her shape even tho she's standing funny in this shot.

What do you think she weighs?

Thank you. I think ~200lbs. Her dam weighs just ~660lbs, so some this year calves are almost her weight already. She looks small in herd, if you know that she's already a cow. Last year heifers are much bigger. :( Pregnancy had stopped her growth.
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby glacierridge » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:31 am

I don't think she's done growing yet.
She might not be growing right now because she's trying to nurse a calf.

When the calf isn't on her anymore I think that she will grow some again.
Give it time, you may be surprised.
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby lithuanian farmer » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:19 pm

Dam and her daughter(3 months old).
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby thommoos » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:01 pm

You might want to pen her up and feed her a little extra if you can, a 1week on feed will make a huge difference on milk, and that calf, it wont take long for her to come when you call for her. and a bag on mineral right with that feed.
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby glacierridge » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:53 pm

She's doing a great job with that calf!!
Extra feed can't hurt, but she's still doing her part.
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby lithuanian farmer » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:18 am

Heifer is coming each time we come to the pasture because she already gets some extra feed. Her mother will get it when she'll come home.
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:49 am

Decided to post photos of both girls. Here's a cow. She was with the bull since last year's August, but have seen her in heat only this June.
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Here's the heifer. 14months old in the pic.
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:27 pm

The young cow has delivered her second calf. Heifer calf again. She calved at the night time on her own, so in the morning saw both girls walking near the herd. Calf sired by Limousine bull.
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby branguscowgirl » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:25 pm

Congratulations! It looks like her first calf turned out really nice.
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Re: Heifer in calf

Postby glacierridge » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:57 am

She did great with that first one.
can't wait to see development photos of this new one :)
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