New calving season

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Re: New calving season

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:30 pm

Great looking group.


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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:37 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
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Great looking group.
Thank you. Can't await when they'll go out on grass. It'll be a huge boost for them.

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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:37 pm

Have a nice tall girl born today. From a 2nd calver, sired by the previous limousine bull. He had some work to do last spring before we turned him out with the main herd. Heifer is around 100lbs, born at 291st day, tall and looking pretty round for her sire's calves.
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Mom is from a very good line with big weaning weights and very good overall growth, so the new heifer has good prospects as replacement.

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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:47 am

Very impressed with inrax calf. He's only 10 days old today.

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Re: New calving season

Post by Redgully » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:10 am

He's a solid little nugget.

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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:20 am

New calf from AI. Piedmontese out of 3/4lim cow, born today at 297th day. Should be close to 130lbs. Cow calved herself.

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Re: New calving season

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:18 pm

Why did this one get two eartags?
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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:51 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
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Why did this one get two eartags?
Everyone has two ear tags.

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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:24 pm

New charx bull calf born today. Out of 2nd calver, 107lbs, 291day gestation.
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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:11 am

Quite an unexpected calf. Have AI'ed this girl once last year. She seemed to be in heat in fall. Bull and elder bull calves were chasing after her for several times, so were pretty sure that she'll be a late calver. However, noticed her bagging up recently. Here is the result! A very nice heifer born at 283days, sired by inra95. Will weigh her abit later, but she should be over 110lbs. Wide and muscular calf, but tiny thin legs... The 3rd calf for the cow.
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Another cow has been away from the herd for the whole day, so should be calving very soon too. In calf with charolais, 290th day today.

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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:28 am

Well, have a bit overestimated the size of the last heifer! She now looks smaller than she looked yesterday and weighs only 95lbs.
Have another calf born last night. 291days gestation, by AI charolais, which we've used several years ago. Had the last two straws left, one stuck. The new calf weighs 128lbs. Cow is around 1300lbs, but has calved unassisted.
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Re: New calving season

Post by gizmom » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:06 pm

I am sure enjoying this thread, some really nice calves hard to pick a favorite. That spotted calf is my favorite I think but then I look at that white one and change my mind.

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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:12 am

gizmom wrote:
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I am sure enjoying this thread, some really nice calves hard to pick a favorite. That spotted calf is my favorite I think but then I look at that white one and change my mind.

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Thank you. I'm still not sure which one is my favorite too!
That's the end for AI calves in the main herd for a while. Now all will be by the last limo bull. But have some more AI calves due in another herd.

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Re: New calving season

Post by lithuanian farmer » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:52 am

New bull calf from a cow with possibly dislocated knee. She has injured herself in late fall, so as she was half way in her gestation decided to try to keep her for one more calf. The cow is one of best ones, dam of our most muscled heifers, 10 years old this year. Will be very sad to cull her. She can't keep her weight on her left back leg and isn't moving much. Have kept her separated from the herd since the injury. Calved on her own yesterday at 290days gestation. Calf is by limo bull, 114.6lbs.

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2 weeks old charx bull calf out of limx 2nd calver.
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Image Another 2weeks old charx bull calf. The bucket was meant for another cow, but that one didn't wanted it...
Image A bit over a month old inrax bull calf. He's very friendly and growing well.

Image Now waiting for this one to calve. 291st day gestation and she still seems to have a couple days left. One of the biggest cows in the herd and easiest calving one. She had one monster years ago with 160lbs bw. She should be ~1850lbs or so. Maybe will weight her soon. Would like to know her weight alot!

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Re: New calving season

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:57 am

Sorry you didn't get a heifer out of cripple cow.
Calves look awesome.
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