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What is the size of your biggest cow?

  • 900-1100

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • 1101-1300

    Votes: 8 10.7%
  • 1301-1500

    Votes: 20 26.7%
  • 1501-1700

    Votes: 20 26.7%
  • 1701+

    Votes: 26 34.7%

  • Total voters
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greatgerts

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I had thought at one point that there was a thread where folks talked about their biggest cows, but I didn't find it. The reason I started thinking about this was because I weighed all of my cows last week so I could get a current weight and keep up with weights so I know if they start to lose some weight.
Well, the last cow I worked weighed in at 1755 lbs. She is a coming 8 year old former show cow, that actually did pretty well, and I bought her in September. I had NO CLUE she weighed that much.
So, go ahead and post the weight of your biggest cow. I'm curios to see the average size of females out there.
 

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9/25/08 our 2 heaviest cows were 1785 and 1795, sincethey haven;t had calves on them since then they're probably well over 1800 now. Even with those heavy weights the herd average is 1450. The 1785 cows is a FS 6.5 and the 1795 is FS 6, all of the others run in the 5.5 - 6 range.
 

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greatgerts":6jftbogu said:
I'm curios to see the average size of females out there.
I don't think your pole will give you that info.
My average is about 1400 lbs.
 

Stocker Steve

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My biggest cow now weighs in as a quarter pounder. :banana: I don't know how you can afford to winter a big tank.

My average cow is exactly 1,226 pounds and on a diet. I can not justify a Kit Pharo bull, but if I breed heifers at 650 to 700 pounds then the cow size seems reasonable.
 

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My biggest cow was 1980 and she was a purebred Santa. She was just huge but an awesome looking cow. She was a less than average producer.
 

Limomike

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I know with some of my Beefmaster cows, they are pushing 1800+ no doubt about it.
 

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My partner just bought a reg Angus cow that easily goes 1700. she is bred to a 2400lb Gelbvieh bull, we're thinking about keeping her calf for a bull. :shock:


To breed to our elephant herd :lol2: :lol2:
 
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novatech":2nlln62k said:
greatgerts":2nlln62k said:
I'm curios to see the average size of females out there.
I don't think your pole will give you that info.
My average is about 1400 lbs.

Yeah, I should have re-worded it. I was meaning the average as far as the "biggest" cows that people had.
 

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We have a few between 1200-1250, but most in the 1000-1150 range.
 

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ive got 2 cows that i know will go 1500lbs or better.but the biggest cow i ever had was a hol cow.she hitt the scales at 1815lbs.
 

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The norm for me is around 1300-1400. They are a little heavier now, as I played around with AI and embryos this year which left some open longer than normal. I've had a couple in the high 1600s in the past, but my biggest now is around 1600. She's not tall, but she is sprung like a tank. She's an easy keeper, drops big calves unassisted, and weans off the biggest calf on the place by a wide margin every year. She milks like crazy, but never loses the pads of fat on the sides of her tailhead. She's 13, and I can only assume she has ribs, but I've never seen them. If I could have a whole herd of her, I would, but her daughters have never measured up to her. She's a registered Hereford, out of Circle-D 832W, which is the same line my other bigger cows came from.
 

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This is our largest cow, she's a frame score 7.2, no idea how much she weighs



This is one of our smallest cows, frame score 6, no idea how much she weighs



We aim for about a frame score 6.8
 

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Keren":2yf6pvcd said:
This is our largest cow, she's a frame score 7.2, no idea how much she weighs



This is one of our smallest cows, frame score 6, no idea how much she weighs



We aim for about a frame score 6.8


My 1800 pound cow is bigger than the frame score 7.2. Wow!
 

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No 1800 pounders on my place. Biggest is probably 1600 and she's almost 8 months bred but very large frame.
 

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cowman30":1vhki7km said:
Keren":1vhki7km said:
This is our largest cow, she's a frame score 7.2, no idea how much she weighs



This is one of our smallest cows, frame score 6, no idea how much she weighs



We aim for about a frame score 6.8


My 1800 pound cow is bigger than the frame score 7.2. Wow!

Bigger as in taller
 

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I have a question concerning these 1,800 lb cows

Do they wean a 900 lb calf at six months?
 
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