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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:49 pm

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The new family should return to the herd tomorrow. Calf has no problem nursing a cow and the new "mom" is calling and licking the calf. Seems that both have bonded well and we'll have less work to do. Will take a pic when both will be with the herd. It's nice to see them doing well.



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Re: New calving season

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:59 pm

Congrats. That is always a great feeling!
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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:24 am

The new family has returned to the herd. Both knows each other well and cow is very attentive. Both are happy to be out in the field again.
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The heifer has challenged every calf! :lol:
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Re: New calving season

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:22 am

such a great site & feeling, knowing you "fixed' a problem. Good job.
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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:57 pm

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such a great site & feeling, knowing you "fixed' a problem. Good job.
Yes, and it actually were two problems. A cow without calf and an extra calf without her own dam. Sure a nice feeling... For both...

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Re: New calving season

Post by Nesikep » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:23 am

lithuanian farmer wrote:
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Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:22 am
such a great site & feeling, knowing you "fixed' a problem. Good job.
Yes, and it actually were two problems. A cow without calf and an extra calf without her own dam. Sure a nice feeling... For both...
and it's really nice if you don't have to fight for that to happen
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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:21 am

Just a couple random pictures while waiting for a few summer calves. One charolais calf is due in 5 days(285days).
Image Girls sure not very happy about the dry grass and heat, but they look pretty decent. The yellow is nursing a fine heifer from a herd bull and been AI'd with Charolais. The white is dry at the moment and due with Blonde calf in August. The third one is the one, which didn't had milk after calving and her calf now is with another cow. She put on more weight and been AI'd with Blonde recently.
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Image 5 months old charx bull calf with his 10yo charxdairy dam. He should wean at a pretty good weight. AI'd his dam with Charolais again.
Image 5months old Piedmontesex heifer. She actually was inheat yesterday... Thankfully no bull in the herd at the moment, just young bull calves. However, still wrote down the date of her heat and will watch her on the next term.
Image And here is the newest formed family. Heifer started putting on more weight and she is a little tank now.

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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:53 pm

Just said that we're still waiting for calves... Just found a newborn charolaisx bull calf this afternoon. Calved unassisted, the 3rd calf for the cow, ~95lbs.
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So far have 5 bulls and only one heifer from Charolais... That's what happens when you want more heifers...

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Re: New calving season

Post by gcreekrch » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:15 am

Why would you rebreed a cow that didn’t milk?
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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:38 pm

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Why would you rebreed a cow that didn’t milk?
She had milk with her two first calves. With this one she didn't. I assume she had some malfunction with her body. She had many falls heats last fall and complicated calving. If she won't be back to normal with her next calf she'll be gone.

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Re: New calving season

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:38 am

She would have been gone after no milk incidence.
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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:15 am

A video from today. She is a very nice girl.


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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:27 am

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She would have been gone after no milk incidence.
We'll cull quite many cows this year, so trying to avoid any unnecessary culling. If she'll breed back she'll stay until she'll make another mistake. This time her calf hasn't added much of extra work and actually was very helpful.

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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:25 am

Very impressed with the last Charolais calf. He's just 11days old, but how nice he looks... Can't await to see him after a couple months.
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Heifer doing a nice job with her first calf. Calf is 3.5months old. Heifer should be back incalf from AI. She's not the prettiest one, but I'd like to have a whole group like her.
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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:20 pm

Just an ordinary day...


And her calf using my leg for her own pleasure :lol:
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