Enjoying nice weather

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Enjoying nice weather

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:38 pm

It's been awhile since we had dry, sunny weather. Everybody is enjoying it, before winter. Might get some snow next week already. Nothing serious, hopefully.
Here are some photos from this morning.
Image Frost on grass in the early morning.
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Most of the calves have been weaned already, except for summer-autumn born. Most of the cows are preparing for winter calving.
Image Expecting her 2nd calf next year.
Image This one lost her calf last winter, so she had some rest this year. Our cows don't really get very fat, even if they spend more time not nursing.
Image Dam of the above cow. This one is 9 years old, nursing July born heifer.
Image 3rd calver, has August born twin heifers.
Image Due with the 3rd calf in winter.
Image Half sister to the two before her.
Image Eldest cow. Angusxdairy, 10 years old.
Image Two big girls.
Image Black- one of the biggest cow in the herd.
Image Charolaisxdairy. Lost calf this spring.
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Image Huge girl. Due with the 2nd calf in December.
Image Heifer due to calve in December.
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Image Heifer due in November.
Image Bull being friendly with a heifer this morning. :)
Image Well, this heifer is quite fat... Only 16months old.
Image Our new heifer is adjusting to the herd well.
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Re: Enjoying nice weather

Postby JWBrahman » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:09 pm

The blue roan has eye appeal. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Enjoying nice weather

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:27 pm

Great looking cattle. Is there a reason for not dehorning?
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Re: Enjoying nice weather

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:52 am

kenny thomas wrote:Great looking cattle. Is there a reason for not dehorning?

No particular reason. Just it doesn't make much of difference for us if the animal is horned or polled. Sometimes horns are even an advantage when have to catch a cow in the field.
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Re: Enjoying nice weather

Postby creekdrive » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:26 pm

Nice pictures & good looking animals as always! That blue roan heifer is sure pretty to look at.
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Re: Enjoying nice weather

Postby Dogs and Cows » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:42 am

Your cows have very nice udders!

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Re: Enjoying nice weather

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:36 am

creekdrive wrote:Nice pictures & good looking animals as always! That blue roan heifer is sure pretty to look at.

Thanks. Already can't await for her calf next year! Her owner has spring born Angusx heifer from this heifer's dam. If she won't be kept by the owner, might buy her ourselves. Very nice heifer too. Black with white belly.
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Re: Enjoying nice weather

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:54 am

Dogs and Cows wrote:Your cows have very nice udders!

Tim

Thank you. Almost all cows in photos are dry at the moment. We don't pay much of attention to the udder for now, but still have some preferences. A big no for a small udder, even if it's the 1st calver. However, the most important thing is the quality of milk which is shown by the growth of the calf. We have already culled all cows with enormous size or shape teats, those were our the first purchased cows. Didn't have much problem with calves nursing them, fortunately. Their daughters have much better shape.
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Re: Enjoying nice weather

Postby creekdrive » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:33 pm

lithuanian farmer wrote:
creekdrive wrote:Nice pictures & good looking animals as always! That blue roan heifer is sure pretty to look at.

Thanks. Already can't await for her calf next year! Her owner has spring born Angusx heifer from this heifer's dam. If she won't be kept by the owner, might buy her ourselves. Very nice heifer too. Black with white belly.


Her 'type' would not fit into our herd at all, but I can't help but like the fancy color. :heart:
I think I've mentioned it before but it is always surprising to me how your pictures look like they could've been taken right out my back door. The similarities in the landscape are amazing to me. Even though we are probably on just about the same latitude when I picture countries half a world away in my mind I don't tend to think of something that looks so familiar to me. :)
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Re: Enjoying nice weather

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:22 pm

creekdrive wrote:Her 'type' would not fit into our herd at all, but I can't help but like the fancy color. :heart:
I think I've mentioned it before but it is always surprising to me how your pictures look like they could've been taken right out my back door. The similarities in the landscape are amazing to me. Even though we are probably on just about the same latitude when I picture countries half a world away in my mind I don't tend to think of something that looks so familiar to me. :)

I hope we'll get more roan calves in the future. I like multicoloured calves. Probably going to use AI white BB bull next spring. Hopefully he'll bring more colour. This heifer fits in the herd perfectly for us. Personally I'd like that the whole herd looked like her. :)
Yeah, it does look similar. It just shows that we live on the same earth. :)
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Re: Enjoying nice weather

Postby dave_shelby » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:04 pm

Very nice, I appreciated looking at the cattle and landscape. Your cattle have nice rumps.
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