- Nov 25, 2015
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- Piedmont of SC
Has lots of Aunties making sure it's ok.First of the yearView attachment 25551
They are in strip grazing and all are in less than 1/2 acre.Has lots of Aunties making sure it's ok.
Full belly. Colostrum weighs a lot.Calf weighed this morning. 110lbs. Abit bigger than I expected.
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If you want more heifers you need to cut back on the minerals and high protein feeds before breeding, and push carbs.Bulls here. 2 to 1
Yeah, feeds affect the PH in the uterus (@Jeanne - Simme Valley mentions this), which affects the environment the sperm need to swim through. Male sperm and female sperm have different rates if survival over time as well as differing motility. Male sperm swim faster but play out faster, and female swim slower and go for longer. Different PH affects how thin or thick the uterine medium is. High mineral and protein favors male sperm and higher carbs favors female. This also influences the bull, so both cows and bulls benefit from focused feed management in gender results.travlr>
So are you implying one can choose the family line of cows one wishes to propagate by separation and controlling the feed
and mineral intake of the desired group? I am for what works!
I've had some luck warming calves using warmed coffee and hot chocolate. Sugar and caffeine help the energy levels.View attachment 25827
Rough start got ever rougher... Lost alot of blood it appears and body temperature dropped very low. My thermometer shows temperature from 89,6°F, but it didn't show even that. Currently managed to increase it up to 93,4°F. It's gonna be a stressfull night...
The worst part that he even had nursed by himself and walked with dam abit before he was attacked and we found him bleeding.
My dad is a hunter, so he has a couple guns. He's going to prepare a bait and try to take a couple crows down from the sky forever.Poor lil fella.
Sounds like ya got him going tho!
Are u guys allowed shotguns over there? I'd be thinning out the bird population! Black birds are the devil!