My Gyr cross calves 2019

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My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by smoothmule » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:41 am

I don’t run many cows so I just breed what suits me. I love the eared cattle, purebreds and crosses.
This is my bulls first crossbred calf.

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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by smoothmule » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:48 am

She’s really filling in nice too.

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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by smoothmule » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:51 am

The other 2 heifers. So far, 4 calves and all heifers.


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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by Hippie Rancher » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:37 pm

:heart: Like!

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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:52 pm

Like myself I am a sucker for eared cattle.
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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by A.J. » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:06 pm

Nice looking calves. Lucky you going 4 for 4 getting heifers!

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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:10 pm

Neat looking calves.
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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by Hippie Rancher » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:36 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:52 pm
Like myself I am a sucker for eared cattle.
I was imprinted on my Grampa's Herefords. I will always remember the first time a load of Brahma cows arrived on the ranch. They seemed like aliens. So much hide, huge ears, humps...and their voices! Somewhere along the way they became normal - just another cow to me. Haven't seen a Brahma bull at our local sale in years. The only thing with a touch of ear around here is Brangus and there sure are a lot of them. Heck I have a couple, but I wouldn't mind seeing some more Brafords on the place they are my favorites. Give me a bald faced tiger any day!

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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by gcreekrch » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:11 am

Cute little buggers!
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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by NonTypicalCPA » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:01 pm

I want that white one!

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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by Bright Raven » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:24 pm

Nice calves. Cute.
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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by smoothmule » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:26 am

My Brangus cow, Jasmine, is ready to pop. This will her first calf by my Gyr


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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by smoothmule » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:40 am

Most importantly, my calves will be as edible as any other. Enjoying their ease of handling, ease of calving, hardiness, easy keepers and easy on the eye. No herding, I open a gate and point and in they go. Pretty sure I could call them through by name to work. I can bolus them loose in the pasture. I rarely give them and feed, fat and slick on pasture, salt, good minerals and a copper bolus once a year.

As for marketing, my calves haven’t needed to go to a sale barn in years, private sales. But when they did, they brought too dollar, even here in SW Mo.

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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by smoothmule » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:48 am

We had a good bit of flooding and in a shallow ravine, the fence came loose and my cow Jasmine was getting out a couple times a week till we found where she was getting out. She would get out, come down the road and wait in the yard till I got home from work according to the Mennonite neighbor behind us. When I pulled down our drive, she went to the gate and waited to be let back in the pasture. Fence is now fixed. Lol.

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Re: My Gyr cross calves 2019

Post by ALACOWMAN » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:00 pm

Not a real fan of the Gyr type..but your bull looks better than most..
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