For home meat production only-Akaushi?

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Re: For home meat production only-Akaushi?

Post by VaCowman » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:11 am

A couple of newborn AnXAk calves. They are on feed now.
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A couple 9 month old AnXAK calves. Two are the ones in previous photos.

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Re: For home meat production only-Akaushi?

Post by VaCowman » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:14 am

the newborns are twins, and the last two pics above are what they looked like at approx 9-10 mos old. (not sure exactly when pics were taken.) Pretty proud of that cow for doing such a good job with twins. She weaned nearly 1400# of calf last year and has a full brother to the twins on her right now.

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Re: For home meat production only-Akaushi?

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:59 am

She did an awesome job. Around how old were they weaning at +or- 1400#? And, were they creep fed like the current calves?
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Re: For home meat production only-Akaushi?

Post by NonTypicalCPA » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:36 pm

They look stout!

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Re: For home meat production only-Akaushi?

Post by VaCowman » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:08 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:59 am
She did an awesome job. Around how old were they weaning at +or- 1400#? And, were they creep fed like the current calves?
They were around 9-10 mos I think. I can't remember exact date of when they were weaned, but it was about the time the picture was taken.

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Re: For home meat production only-Akaushi?

Post by VaCowman » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:14 pm

NonTypicalCPA wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:36 pm
They look stout!
Thanks! I have to admit that I've been pleasantly surprised at how well they have done. I just recently had the two heifers I kept back pregnancy checked and they both took to the first round AI. One has a bull, the other has a heifer. The ones (both sexes) I kept back to feed out and sell direct are doing well. Pretty excited about what they'll look like once they get unzipped. I hope they don't under perform my expectations there. I know what they should look like if they were Angus based steaks, but I hope to bump it up a notch with the halfbloods. If I remember, I will try to find this post in a couple months and report back with some pictures...hopefully that will make your mouth water. The rest of the calves I am finishing are out of Hoover Dam and 7229. I'll try to get pics of those for comparison. Fingers crossed, but as long as they do not take me backwards, I will consider it a success for now.

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