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Heifers

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:03 am
by gcreekrch
Gathered yesterday. Preg test tomorrow.

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Re: Heifers

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:28 am
by ALACOWMAN
Good looking, healthy Bunch...

Re: Heifers

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:41 pm
by Nesikep
What he said!, hopefully they're all bred.

Re: Heifers

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:25 pm
by holm25
Nice bunch of heifers. How long were they with the bull?

Re: Heifers

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:41 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Nice group of heifers. Too bad you don't have any pasture for them!! LOl

Re: Heifers

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:59 pm
by gcreekrch
holm25 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Nice bunch of heifers. How long were they with the bull?
40 days. Meant to pull them 5 days earlier but we got a very valuable few days of good weather for haying.

Re: Heifers

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:45 pm
by 5S Cattle
Good lookin bunch. What are you going to do with the opens?

Re: Heifers

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:59 pm
by gcreekrch
5S Cattle wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:45 pm
Good lookin bunch. What are you going to do with the opens?
Most will go to the sale the next day. Will pick 3 or 4 of the easiest fleshing ones for local beef orders. They will go on fresh grass and be eating 15 lbs of barley in a couple weeks. Mid November to the cooler.

They only get one chance to be open here and they had better be young and good to consider being later than our 50 day calving season to win reprieve for another year in the cow herd.

Re: Heifers

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:05 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
gcreekrch wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:59 pm
5S Cattle wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:45 pm
Good lookin bunch. What are you going to do with the opens?
Most will go to the sale the next day. Will pick 3 or 4 of the easiest fleshing ones for local beef orders. They will go on fresh grass and be eating 15 lbs of barley in a couple weeks. Mid November to the cooler.

They only get one chance to be open here and they had better be young and good to consider being later than our 50 day calving season to win reprieve for another year in the cow herd.
You run a very tight ship.

Re: Heifers

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:11 pm
by gcreekrch
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:05 pm
gcreekrch wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:59 pm
5S Cattle wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:45 pm
Good lookin bunch. What are you going to do with the opens?
Most will go to the sale the next day. Will pick 3 or 4 of the easiest fleshing ones for local beef orders. They will go on fresh grass and be eating 15 lbs of barley in a couple weeks. Mid November to the cooler.

They only get one chance to be open here and they had better be young and good to consider being later than our 50 day calving season to win reprieve for another year in the cow herd.
You run a very tight ship.
Best way to achieve uniformity.

Also, I am lazy, don’t like dragging half frozen calves to the barn, hate shovelling poop worse. We start in early April and want them done before they go to range for the most part.

Re: Heifers

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:13 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
Makes perfect sense.

Re: Heifers

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:32 am
by Bright Raven
They are very good heifers.

Re: Heifers

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:46 pm
by gcreekrch
136 heifers, 40 days with bulls, 19 open. Have done both worse and better.

Re: Heifers

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:28 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Were these all heifers that you raised, or some bought?

Re: Heifers

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:48 pm
by gcreekrch
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:28 am
Were these all heifers that you raised, or some bought?
100 were our own heifers.