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    Breeding heifers

    The open are separated out so these will be gone. The next group we will wait till they are 750 and breed for 60 days and get a herd of cows that breed early. Right or wrong we are buying at the sale barn bc there is not many herds left in the area. Everything is either becoming housing...
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    Breeding heifers

    Well thank you for the replies, looks like they will be on the trailer Tuesday for a new home. I appreciate the help, like I said I come from a dairy background so I’m learning where I can cut cost and where I can not with beef. So it looks like we will be trying to put some more weight on the...
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    Breeding heifers

    Thank you for the replies, after getting those results back mineral was my first though and I have had the girls on vitaferm cattleman’s blend. I do not know their age, we bought them at in 3 groups with the lightest ones being 747lbs. If not minerals being young was my second my thought but...
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    Breeding heifers

    I am newer to beef cows having spent most of my time working on dairies. In the spring I teamed up with an aging neighbor to start running a beef herd. We bought 18 yearling commercial black heifers at a local sale. We gave them 6 weeks on pasture with free mineral blocks and 15-17 pounds of...
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    Never gets old

    I am new to summer annuals but going to try some next year. How tall is the Sudan? Only asking because our seed guy,who sells very little of it, said never to graze it less then 18 inches due to prussic acid. Once he told me that I started looking into millet but would rather try the sorgum Sudan.
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    Fescue tox?

    To give an update, the vet came out a few times and ended up giving us scripts for a different antibiotic each time neither one seemed to improve their sores. All but one has completely healed up now and she is well on her way. She was the last heifer that we found the sores on. The best guess...
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    Fescue tox?

    Well the vet still has not been able to track down a cause, she took samples from the open sores and prescribed antibiotics. The tests have come back negative for all the bad disease like blur tongue and hoof and mouth but they can’t figure out what it is but believe it’s some form of viral...
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    Fescue tox?

    I have never heard of this, I will bring it up to the vet and do some reading up on it. Thank you
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    Fescue tox?

    We did feel around the sore as best we could with them dancing around in the head shoot and did not feel any mass masses or soft spots to try and drain. Once the foot has the sore it seems to relieve the pressure and the cows don’t seem to be bother by it
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    Fescue tox?

    Thank you all for the help and replies. The vet believes it is some form of viral infection and took samples of the sores and sent them to the lab. She was not too worried and said she will contact me when the results are back so I will let you know what we find out
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    Fescue tox?

    I plan on calling the vet today and see when she can come out. I will let u know what she says. None of them are loosing their switches, and the sores don’t seem to be causing any pain or problems. I had a neighbor out last night and he seems to think it could be something due to the record rain...
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    Fescue tox?

    I should also mention I am located in se Indiana, and this group has had the same diet and been on the same farm since April. The only thing that has been out of the ordinary is we received over 6 inches of rain Friday night they are on a dryer section and it is not muddy so I’m not thinking...
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    Fescue tox?

    Good morning, I noticed a problem with one group of cattle this morning while feeding. The group is mostly heifers with a few older cows that were open. Of the 28 I have in this pasture 6 have either a limp with a swollen foot or have open sores. I rotational graze fescue and clover pastures and...
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    british white x hereford for a herd sire.

    I don’t know much about the different breeds of white cows but I picked up a 2yo registered white Galloway bull 2 years ago for next to nothing. I ran him on 10 of the pet cows and he give half white half solid black on commercial black cows. He was very calm and very good on feed efficiency. I...
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    All AI for small herd?

    I stared with 5 cows 4 years ago and always wanted to get into AI bc I though it would be cheaper then running a bull and with a dairy background it was what I was used too. Now that I have grown my herd to 18 commercial black cows I don’t see the benefit it AI for terminal production. So it...
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