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Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:42 pm
by Bright Raven
They are about a month into weaning. They are the only ones in this approximately 20 acre pasture. The grass has come in since this recent storm. This area gets a lot of traffic, other areas on the farm has a lot more grass.

The Lock N Load 1143Y calf is starting to show some muscle. He is the guy on the right with white face.
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Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:45 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
Looking good Ronnie.

Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:47 pm
by Bright Raven
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:45 pm
Looking good Ronnie.
Thank you, Sir.

Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:59 pm
by Ky hills
Good calves, that white face calf is a plum goodun.

Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:10 pm
by Stocker Steve
Really green... Do you get a big grass surplus in the spring?

Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:26 pm
by Bright Raven
Stocker Steve wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Really green... Do you get a big grass surplus in the spring?
Yes, we do. We went from wondering when spring would arrive to worrying about grass tetany. It is always a game of extremes.

Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:10 pm
by Brookhill Angus
Bright Raven wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:42 pm
They are about a month into weaning. They are the only ones in this approximately 20 acre pasture. The grass has come in since this recent storm. This area gets a lot of traffic, other areas on the farm has a lot more grass.

The Lock N Load 1143Y calf is starting to show some muscle. He is the guy on the right with white face.
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They look really nice, especially when you consider how bad winter was here in Kentucky.

I'm not making a penny by saying this, but I would get this out to them ASAP with the grass that's coming on. Not to mention the flies which will be most likely be horrible this year. The Rabon and a Vet Gun should keep the flies at bay.

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Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:16 pm
by Stocker Steve
Bright Raven wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Stocker Steve wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Really green... Do you get a big grass surplus in the spring?
Yes, we do. We went from wondering when spring would arrive to worrying about grass tetany. It is always a game of extremes.
Does not look like easy country for haying. Do you clip pastures or ?

Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:19 pm
by Bright Raven
Stocker Steve wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:16 pm
Bright Raven wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Stocker Steve wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Really green... Do you get a big grass surplus in the spring?
Yes, we do. We went from wondering when spring would arrive to worrying about grass tetany. It is always a game of extremes.
Does not look like easy country for haying. Do you clip pastures or ?
I am a pasture mowing maniac. I buy my hay. I am a firm follower of the concept that mowing is the best path to healthy pastures.

Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:20 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
Bright Raven wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:19 pm
Stocker Steve wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:16 pm
Bright Raven wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:26 pm


Yes, we do. We went from wondering when spring would arrive to worrying about grass tetany. It is always a game of extremes.
Does not look like easy country for haying. Do you clip pastures or ?
I am a pasture mowing maniac. I buy my hay. I am a firm follower of the concept that mowing is the best path to healthy pastures.
+1

Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:31 pm
by kenny thomas
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Bright Raven wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:19 pm
Stocker Steve wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:16 pm


Does not look like easy country for haying. Do you clip pastures or ?
I am a pasture mowing maniac. I buy my hay. I am a firm follower of the concept that mowing is the best path to healthy pastures.
+1
Can't believe that I am agreeing with you 2 but yes mowing is great. Just look at your yard.

Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:36 pm
by Silver
Looking good BR

Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:56 pm
by TN Cattle Man
Ron, what's the birth date on that Lock N Load 1143Y calf? Just curious as to what age you wean.

Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:26 pm
by Bright Raven
TN Cattle Man wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Ron, what's the birth date on that Lock N Load 1143Y calf? Just curious as to what age you wean.
He was born 8/29/2018. 88 pounds. 280 days gestation. They have been weaned almost 4 weeks now.

Re: Fall Bull Calves.

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:16 pm
by gcreekrch
They look good Ron, lots of calf where it needs to be and not too far off the ground.