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  1. lithuanian farmer

    Blood

    Wanted to ask if anybody had an experience with bloody discharge before calving. Have a cow, which is due after two days. Her pelvic ligaments are still pretty hard and udder isn't full yet. Today saw that she has some bright red bloody vaginal discharge. She hasn't calved for sure- still round...
  2. lithuanian farmer

    New season...again

    Well, started early this time. Have moved some girls from late summer-fall calving to winter, so will have some early winter calves. The first three are due on the 19th of December, but one, which was due on the 21st, has already calved two days ago. Gotta love those colours you get from BB...
  3. lithuanian farmer

    New generation

    New generation of future cows is growing. These five are bred to calve starting April next year. The last one is pure limousine.
  4. lithuanian farmer

    New arrivals

    Never expected that we'll try this road, but well, life is full of surprises. Have decided that won't cross angus anymore, as it's very hard to find a market for angus cross calves. Well, over a week ago received a call from one known farmer. She asked if we'd like to buy two PURE angus heifer...
  5. lithuanian farmer

    New year- new season

    The first calves are due pretty soon. Have moved calving season forward, but with a weather like it's this winter, it's for the best. Almost no snow, except for a couple days and just warm temperature and rain. Mud everywhere... The feeding area is a mess... Despite all the mud, cattle are...
  6. lithuanian farmer

    Weaning time

    Weaning time has come here. A pretty nice group of weanlings. Photos won't be very recent. Maybe a couple weeks old. Bulls: average daily gain- 2.67lbs, biggest-3.558lbs. Biggest calf- 972.23lbs, smallest- 485lbs. From a heifer, gaining 2.8lbs/day. Heifers: average DG- 2.415lbs, biggest-...
  7. lithuanian farmer

    New purchase

    Have brought a new heifer home last week. She's belgian blue cross, not bred yet, 1300lbs. Don't mind the rope. She's been kept like this in her owner's place. She doesn't know what a hot wire is yet, but soon will need to introduce her to it.
  8. lithuanian farmer

    New round of heifers

    Not much time left until will start AI some bigger and elder heifers. Should start it around the mid of June. Girls are looking pretty good after winter and still hasn't seen any grass. All are sired by the last limousine bull, so they look abit different from what we used to see in the first...
  9. lithuanian farmer

    EBV reading

    Wanted to ask if anybody could explain how to read EBV charts. I understand the "linear type", but I don't really understand that table with all the %, kg and accuracy. What means all those + and -. How low or high should each number should be for better performance, what calving ease would be...
  10. lithuanian farmer

    Results

    Last year have been selling some of our cattle privately for the meat production. It sure was interesting to see how our cattle are looking. Still have a lot of things to learn and apply in the real life even if I know that it would improve the results. Here are some photos of our heifers. Keep...
  11. lithuanian farmer

    Never judge them young...

    Been browsing through some of the photos and noticed how some calves haven't change much since they were young and some looked like a different animal. It's so interesting to see them change. Some can turn from a mediocre animal into something special. Everybody are welcome to post their...
  12. lithuanian farmer

    New calving season

    Hardly two weeks are left until the first calves hits the ground. The first one is due on the 12th of January, but I have some doubts if she won't calve abit earlier. incalf to a very nice looking Charolais bull. Will be the second calf for her...
  13. lithuanian farmer

    On the bull hunt

    Started looking for a new bull. Have contacted one farmer, which should have quite promising Limousine cattle. At the moment he has 12- 17'November-18'January born bull calves, 3 are already reserved. 7 were born from AI, other from natural service. Should get some photos of the available bulls...
  14. lithuanian farmer

    "Show" training

    Just found quite old video with my first heifer. She's 19months old in the video. Halter trained in the field at ~5-6months age. Or would rather say put a halter on and tried to walk her several times. Hard to believe it now... Couldn't do it now with any of our calves, while that year done it...
  15. lithuanian farmer

    Weaning time

    It's finally here. Weaned some heifers and bull calves. Preparing for the next calving season. Will have much more calves for weaning in a couple months time. Yearling heifer weaned in spring. Another yearling. Yeah, it was a right time to wean some. Weaned only three bulls now. Will...
  16. lithuanian farmer

    Just an ordinary day...

    Have a "smart" one here. He thought nobody will notice if he ate abit of meal in the calf feeder... Still wondering how he managed to fit in... Closer to fall, cattle seem to be abit more active. Have two bulls for sale soon. The whole group haven't got out of pasture even once. These two left...
  17. lithuanian farmer

    Heifers for breeding

    Finally have started AI for heifers. Going to leave 8 or 9. There is one 1st calver, which will be culled if she'll have a repeat heat soon. One heifer was AI'ed last week. One is inheat today. One should be tomorrow. All heifers are 14-17 months old. This one has already been AI'ed with...
  18. lithuanian farmer

    Some big steak

    Just saw on facebook photos of a Blonde d'Aquitaine bull. He should have been quite a huge bull. His carcass weight after slaughtering was 2429lbs... He was 5 years old. Would need quite a big freezer to fit everything in...
  19. lithuanian farmer

    Guess breeds

    Just recently we had some change in our cattle registration system, and now we can look at what breeds are in our cattle. That's pretty interesting. So decided that it'd would be fun to do a mini game. :) Here are some photos of some girls. Try to guess what beef and dairy breeds are in them...
  20. lithuanian farmer

    Back to AI

    It's been several years since we used AI. Now when the cows number is close to the one we want and have separated the bull from the girls, decided that needs to bring some fresh blood to the herd. Some heifers and cows were already AI'ed, some should be in a month time, and some haven't calved...
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