What's your idea of a perfect cow?

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What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by True Grit Farms » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:07 am

Myself, I want a cow that provides a live calf at least every 12 months.


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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by Bright Raven » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:09 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:07 am
Myself, I want a cow that provides a live calf at least every 12 months.
Doesn't everyone???

You are easy to please. :cboy:
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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by bball » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:13 am

Docile, easy keeper with good udder and milk, strong maternal tendancies, calves a live calf and breeds back on time with outstanding feed conversion, good feet and longevity.
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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:14 am

I want cows that will eat thistle and iron weeds and gain weight on both.
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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by bball » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:24 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
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I want cows that will eat thistle and iron weeds and gain weight on both.
...and weans a calf 58.3 % of its body weight at 180 days on that same scrub brush.
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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:25 am

bball wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:24 am
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:14 am
I want cows that will eat thistle and iron weeds and gain weight on both.
...and weans a calf 58.3 % of its body weight at 180 days on that same scrub brush.
Well duh. :D
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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by Ebenezer » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:34 am

Bonsma type.

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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by True Grit Farms » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:44 am

Bright Raven wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:09 am
True Grit Farms wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:07 am
Myself, I want a cow that provides a live calf at least every 12 months.
Doesn't everyone???

You are easy to please. :cboy:
Yes, but my partner will keep breeding a good registered heifer - cow 4 or 5 times AI, put a embryo or two in her and then turn her in with a bull for a few more tries. It's hard to cull something with good numbers.
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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by Bright Raven » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:55 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:44 am
Bright Raven wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:09 am
True Grit Farms wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:07 am
Myself, I want a cow that provides a live calf at least every 12 months.
Doesn't everyone???

You are easy to please. :cboy:
Yes, but my partner will keep breeding a good registered heifer - cow 4 or 5 times AI, put a embryo or two in her and then turn her in with a bull for a few more tries. It's hard to cull something with good numbers.
That is not my idea of a fertile animal. I would get frustrated and send her out.
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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by cowgirl8 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:13 am

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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by ALACOWMAN » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:28 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:07 am
Myself, I want a cow that provides a live calf at least every 12 months.
The ones that don't have too be pampered and propped up getting there.outside of routine maintenance...
someone said I should follow my dreams,,so I went back to bed...

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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by Silver » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:43 pm

I'm just looking for a cow that will retain her ear tag for the 10 or 12 years she's here.

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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by True Grit Farms » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:50 pm

Silver wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:43 pm
I'm just looking for a cow that will retain her ear tag for the 10 or 12 years she's here.
Good luck on that. We had a cow loose her metal bangs tag.
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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by Silver » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:54 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Silver wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:43 pm
I'm just looking for a cow that will retain her ear tag for the 10 or 12 years she's here.
Good luck on that. We had a cow loose her metal bangs tag.
Ya, I use the same metal tags so when the cow loses her plastic tag I can still identify her at some point when she's in the chute. But sometimes those go missing here as well.

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Re: What's your idea of a perfect cow?

Post by ALACOWMAN » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:58 pm

Silver wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:43 pm
I'm just looking for a cow that will retain her ear tag for the 10 or 12 years she's here.
id like to have one that is still readable in that length of time..
someone said I should follow my dreams,,so I went back to bed...

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