I have a black white face that is a 2yr old and she did not breed she is ungodly fat will she breed being this fat or not and should I sell her for a fat cow?She is only on pasture,no grain.
Ellie May":14qezl5b said:That's why, unless you want them as pets buy them older. Although most of ours we've had sicne they were itty bitty. We noramally go by size at 1 yr. & half we see if they are big enough. Most of the time they are still kinda small so we wait till 2 & so on. That's just how my family does it, maybe were wrong for doing that I dunno????
With good genetics and nutrition, when selecting the proper bull a heifer is plenty big enough at 2 to calve, raise her calf breed back and not have to pull the calf. A neighbor breeds his heifers when they are 3 so they are almost 4 by the time the calve. We pull calves for him every year. We haven't pulled a calf from our heifers in many years. If a heifer is 550-650 when she is weaned, she will be at least 65% of her mature weight at breeding time. Keeping them longer is like having your 30 year old kid living at home without a job.
Good sound advice,Dun, tell your neighbor to get himself a good Murray Grey Bull so he won't have to pull calves. :cboy:
A. delaGarza":eznem6sc said:it's my personal opinion I would wait till spring, if the cow continue empty I will sell it and replace it
tagger":3c3b2pop said:sell the fat baldy heifer. To the response before, we lutalayze the heifers at 10 months and start A.I. by 12 month of age. by 14 months of age everything must be settled or they hit the feedlot. "We don't put up with no breeders or late calvers.