Murray Greys in Oregon calving season begins!

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Murray Greys in Oregon calving season begins!

Post by TwoByrdsMG » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:18 am

Two Byrds Fantom, 1 week old
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Windy Acres Cleo's Romance due in 2 weeks
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Many others are early spring. I need to move up my schedule a little on some. Plus raising up quite a few heifers this year so next season we will have (hopefully) 12 registered calves on the ground.



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Re: Murray Greys in Oregon calving season begins!

Post by Backbone Ranch » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:20 pm

Fantom looks pretty stout for a calf of his age. We have never used him, but I have always liked the looks of Gentle Acres Trojan. Are you expecting any AI calves?
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Re: Murray Greys in Oregon calving season begins!

Post by TwoByrdsMG » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:43 pm

Backbone Ranch wrote:Fantom looks pretty stout for a calf of his age. We have never used him, but I have always liked the looks of Gentle Acres Trojan. Are you expecting any AI calves?


We used Eagles Run Just Because also. We wanted to see if he will be a heifer bull or not before using him on others.

We only AI’d one other to Lilyvale Dynamic but she didn’t settle.

Syncing up three next week for AI. Using M & M Ronald, Eagles Run High Roller and HA Xpress.

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Re: Murray Greys in Oregon calving season begins!

Post by TwoByrdsMG » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:16 am

New heifer calf born! 89 lbs unassisted (just how I like them!)

Purebred silver heifer: Two Byrds Gypsy Romance
Sire: Sunnyridge Epic Power by HA Bentley
Dam: Windy Acres Cleo's Romance (2018 AMGA National Cow/Calf Pair) by MLJ Zander

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Re: Murray Greys in Oregon calving season begins!

Post by Backbone Ranch » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:40 pm

Nice looking heifer calf! I hope that the rest of your calving season continues uneventfully. I hope that we get a decent group of heifers this year. We had 80% bull calves last year, and we weren't able to keep as many heifers back as we usually do.
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Post by TwoByrdsMG » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:28 pm

Updated pictures from these 2 calves. Silver heifer is Two Byrds Gypsy Romance (2 weeks) and dun/dark bull calf is Two Byrds Fantom (2 months)

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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:47 pm

They both look really good and stout.
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Re: Murray Greys in Oregon calving season begins!

Post by TwoByrdsMG » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:40 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
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They both look really good and stout.
Thank you! We are pretty happy with our registered calves so far

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Re: Murray Greys in Oregon calving season begins!

Post by farmerjan » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:17 pm

Nice looking calves.

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Re: Murray Greys in Oregon calving season begins!

Post by TwoByrdsMG » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:46 pm

A month to go still for miss Lucy (JB Xclusive Monique). This is a 8 year old cow and this will be our first purebred calf out of her. Do you think there is only one in there?

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Re: Murray Greys in Oregon calving season begins!

Post by waihou » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:27 am

If she goes early its probably twins! How is her udder looking?

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Post by TwoByrdsMG » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:08 am

She is starting to fill in on her udder and is as loose as our 3-4 year olds were a week before calving. This will be our first time with her calving at our place. Going to keep a close eye on her though.

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Re: Murray Greys in Oregon calving season begins!

Post by Backbone Ranch » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:00 am

Great looking calves! It is definitely possible that JB Xclusive Monique is carrying twins, but they will surprise you. Back in 2012, we had an 8 year old cow that had a tremendous belly. Everybody that saw her agreed with us and thought that she would have twins. Here she is 3 weeks before calving.
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Turns out when she finally did calve, she had a lot of amniotic fluid. It honestly sounded like flood gates were opened. She ended up having a single, 86 lb bull calf.
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Re: Murray Greys in Oregon calving season begins!

Post by Nesikep » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:03 pm

Holy smokes she's big! I have a couple cows that have really big bellies.. they're never the ones that had twins though.

Both of these ones had 140ish lb bull calves, both unassisted
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Re: Murray Greys in Oregon calving season begins!

Post by TwoByrdsMG » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:22 pm

Well this first time heifer went first. Heifer calf born this morning by Windy Acres Excaliber out of 50% Murray Grey heifer, Two Byrds Dark Chocolate.

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