Red cow/calf pair

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Red cow/calf pair

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:31 pm

This is a 4 year old cow with her heifer calf.


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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:17 pm

Great looking pair.
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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by kentuckyguy » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:29 pm

Looks great. The other 2 heifer lots look really good also.

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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by True Grit Farms » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:49 pm

Way to much udder for my liking, besides that they look great.
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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:24 am

I would fault the udder for not being even, but very functional. Cow's dam is 11 years old. Same udder, never got bigger, still nice teats. This cow family goes back to original commercial cow, bred for my first 1/2 blood back in 1972.
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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by Redgully » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:06 am

I think they are a nice pair and agree the udder is not great. I don't have a problem with the size of her udder, milk production is very important. I have a nine year old cow here with a very similar looking udder, i often wonder if rear ligaments have let go if that is possible.

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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:26 am

Seems to be a trait in this cow family. Not all, but common. Good thing is they never get any worse. Never culled one in this family for udder.
I think the only cows I have culled for udders, were ones I purchased and developed pizz poor udders. Mud draggers!
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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by 76 Bar » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:43 pm

Seems to be a trait in this cow family. Not all, but common. Good thing is they never get any worse. Never culled one in this family for udder.
I have a few of those kind of cow families as well...like you never a problem (otherwise would be long gone) but nonetheless disappointing. Seeking, improving & maintaining udder quality is challenging. I admire that you recognize the issue. Far too many purebred breeders don't or far worse, are oblivious.

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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:20 pm

LOL - I am my own worse critic. My goal (like many) is to have perfect animals. There is NO SUCH THING. They all have flaws. It's just a matter of how bad and can you live with it and does it hurt your bottom line. Also, what my "perfect animal" is may be totally different from someone else.
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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by Nesikep » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:31 pm

I'd have to see the udder right when she calves to make a good judgement, but I see it as functional... Yeah, a little smaller on the back and bigger on the front quarters would improve the look.. I don't see anything that concerns me though, they both look good
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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:10 pm

Nesi - yes, she has nice little teats at calving. One thing about an uneven udder, calf sure finds all 4 easily, LOL
I would not offer this cow in this sale if I was at all concerned about her udder. Great cow with a super calf. This was my calf pick for my show string, but was talked into putting the pair into the sale.
Here are two other Mack AF heifers we showed last year:
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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by cow pollinater » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:20 pm

That's a really nice pair. I wouldn't waste much time nitpicking over her udder. It's not perfect but it's a long way from being a problem.

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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by JMJ Farms » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:11 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:10 pm
Nesi - yes, she has nice little teats at calving. One thing about an uneven udder, calf sure finds all 4 easily, LOL
One could argue that this would make the perfect udder. That is the goal for the cow. To raise a calf, problem free. I sure like the way she moves. Real smooth.
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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by Franke » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:54 pm

There are plenty worse looking bags out there than that one.

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Re: Red cow/calf pair

Post by Silver » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:23 pm

Nice looking pair for sure.

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