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    Update on rotational grazing

    Well that explains a lot, I am not going to be critical of your practices as we can't even compare your environment to ours in the upper midwest of US. Even within the US I think some of us lose sight on how much environment can impact performance of cattle and how we select genetics and make...
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    Update on rotational grazing

    Where are you located at? That 1st picture is pretty good regrowth after around 6 weeks of rest and we would be thrilled with that kind of regrowth so not sure why your cattle look so thin . That 3rd picture I agree with Lucky_P those cows BCS are poor and you are either overstocked or not...
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    Rotational Grazing

    We rotational graze about 10 pairs plus a couple heifers on a similar amount of acres. We have 2 main pastures and we split the larger of the 2 with electric fence as we usually bale 1 cutting of hay off the half we plan to graze last then by the time we are ready to graze it has grown back...
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    Ear Tagging

    We tag and tattoo calves within 24 hours of birth. We also fly tag in the opposite ear shortly before turning out to summer pasture and run everything through the chute when we do that. It won't harm them if you tag after a few months, it's just cartilage you are piercing and may get a little...
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    Hereford AI Sires

    While on the subject of Hereford AI sires... anyone have any calves sired by Gerber Anodyne 001A and thoughts to share on him? I've kept an eye on this bull over the years but haven't seen anything sired by him in person yet but I keep checking back in on this bull. He used to be a $100 a...
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    Registering Cattle.

    Unless these are just some tremendous animals if you want to get into the registered business you would be best just starting with some registered females from a reputable Hereford breeder because trying to chase down if these animals could be registered is probably going to be a time consuming...
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    Pink eye and mineral use

    There isn't really 1 thing in particular I think you can pinpoint the cause of why you get pinkeye bad on a random year. You can vaccinate for it, put out mineral, fly control, etc. and even the best thought out plans still may not prevent it. The 1 thing I bet you is that if you had it bad...
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    Hereford AI Sires

    Here's our 4 Cuda heifers and 2 bulls out of Small Town Kid. All were born between 2/16-2/24 This one is out of probably the top cow in our herd who is a Revolution 4R daughter. Wish I could have got a better pose or angle of her because in person she looks even better than the photo...
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    Hereford AI Sires

    If I recall you posted earlier these were the 1st set of cows you have bought right? If so what is the pedigrees of those Hereford cows as you should be commended for some nice selections. I will try to post some pictures of our Cuda heifers sometime this week after I got through the photos I...
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    Hereford AI Sires

    We had 4 heifers by Cuda as well, actual BW were 67 (out of a 1st calf heifer) 71, 77, and 85. Those last 3 are all cows that have some of the higher BW EPDs in our herd and typically while they don't have huge calves they have on occasion popped out some in the 90's and I know the cow that had...
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    Behm 100W Cuda 504C vs KT Small Town Kid 5051 vs. NJW Long Haul 36E ET - to make baldies

    We've used both Small Town Kid and Cuda. First off like LarzBarz said STK unfortunately came back as a carrier of MD after the defect was announced this spring by AHA. Really disappointed when we found that out because the the calves we have had sired by him have been great - lots of muscle...
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    Boyd Ft. Knox

    I haven't seen anything out of him personally. What are your goals and intentions with any calves sired by him? The one thing that caught my attention in his performance pedigree is 19 progeny yearling measurements with an average 4.8 frame which is a little on the smaller side for my liking...
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    Hereford talk

    If you got banned from that site you may as well just wear it as a badge of honor because many others were shown the door over the years too for no good reason other than you don't agree and conform with the website owner and his buddies views. There is a reason it basically has become a dead...
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    Grey Claves

    I'm not too familiar with Canadian Hereford genetics but based on the registration I pulled up it doesn't look like he has been DNA tested for genetic defects so can't completely rule out the possibility that he could be a dilutor carrier. Although there are bulls on both sides of his pedigree...
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    2019 replacements at a year old

    I think the pictures you have posted are a prime example how on a given day a picture taken at a certain angle and stance the perspective you can have of an animal based off that single photo can drastically change from 1 photo to another. As far as replacement heifers go all 3 look fine to me...
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