• If you are having problems logging in please use the Contact Us in the lower right hand corner of the forum page for assistance.

Easy way to figure calving dates.

Help Support CattleToday:

Bright Raven

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 10, 2017
Messages
10,701
Reaction score
1
Location
Kentucky
True Grit Farms":1rc13tq8 said:
All you do is subtract 3 months and add 10 days after you breed or observe a cow being breed.

I use the Select Sires calendar that provides the due date based on the average 283 day gestation period.
 
OP
T

True Grit Farms

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 4, 2016
Messages
9,453
Reaction score
3
Location
Middle Georgia
M-5":3338lwgo said:
are those months 30 days 31 days or 28 days (feb) and every 4 years how do you handle the 29days in feb ??
A few days one way or the other doesn't matter. Try it using today's date and see what you come up with, and compare to a breeding calculator....I did before I posted.
 
OP
T

True Grit Farms

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 4, 2016
Messages
9,453
Reaction score
3
Location
Middle Georgia
Bright Raven":1udm4cie said:
True Grit Farms":1udm4cie said:
All you do is subtract 3 months and add 10 days after you breed or observe a cow being breed.

I use the Select Sires calendar that provides the due date based on the average 283 day gestation period.
I do to, but you don't need to.
 

M-5

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 14, 2015
Messages
7,338
Reaction score
0
Location
AT the FLORIDA STATE line checking papers
True Grit Farms":1oen8hev said:
M-5":1oen8hev said:
are those months 30 days 31 days or 28 days (feb) and every 4 years how do you handle the 29days in feb ??
A few days one way or the other doesn't matter. Try it using today's date and see what you come up with, and compare to a breeding calculator....I did before I posted.

I got an APP for that . plug in date it tells you when they come back in and projected calving date .
 

dun

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 28, 2003
Messages
47,334
Reaction score
1
Location
MO Ozarks
I use excel. I enter the breeding date formatted as "date', add 283 format as "number" and the answer is formatted as "date".
If you PM me your email I can email the chart I use.
 

Aaron

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 26, 2005
Messages
5,220
Reaction score
1
Location
Stratton, ON, Canada
M-5":w9rxsl2f said:
are those months 30 days 31 days or 28 days (feb) and every 4 years how do you handle the 29days in feb ??

I sense you had aspirations of becoming a lawyer when you were a child. :shock:
 

farmboy80

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 11, 2016
Messages
205
Reaction score
0
Location
southwest MO.
M-5":1plsscew said:
True Grit Farms":1plsscew said:
M-5":1plsscew said:
are those months 30 days 31 days or 28 days (feb) and every 4 years how do you handle the 29days in feb ??
A few days one way or the other doesn't matter. Try it using today's date and see what you come up with, and compare to a breeding calculator....I did before I posted.

I got an APP for that . plug in date it tells you when they come back in and projected calving date .
Soooo.... what's the app?
 

M-5

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 14, 2015
Messages
7,338
Reaction score
0
Location
AT the FLORIDA STATE line checking papers
farmboy80":sbt2w936 said:
M-5":sbt2w936 said:
True Grit Farms":sbt2w936 said:
A few days one way or the other doesn't matter. Try it using today's date and see what you come up with, and compare to a breeding calculator....I did before I posted.

I got an APP for that . plug in date it tells you when they come back in and projected calving date .
Soooo.... what's the app?

Its called , Cattle breeding calculator
 

Supa Dexta

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 22, 2014
Messages
2,111
Reaction score
0
Location
Eastern Canada
Yeah thats the one I have - I think the guy told me he made it for his father who has long horns. May be 281 days or something.. But close enough for what I need. I asked if he could make it so you choose the gestation length, but he never seemed to get to it.
 

M-5

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 14, 2015
Messages
7,338
Reaction score
0
Location
AT the FLORIDA STATE line checking papers
Supa Dexta":14vailsj said:
Yeah thats the one I have - I think the guy told me he made it for his father who has long horns. May be 281 days or something.. But close enough for what I need. I asked if he could make it so you choose the gestation length, but he never seemed to get to it.

Its pretty simple and you can save the data that you put in and email it too.
 

TCRanch

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 10, 2015
Messages
4,840
Reaction score
80
Location
Winfield, KS
I always use a gestation calculator and record the estimated calving date on my oh-so anal & color coded spreadsheet. And it's rarely correct. Couple years ago I had one (1!) cow calve on the calculated date. Named her Bingo.
 

1982vett

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2008
Messages
9,265
Reaction score
30
Location
Central Texas
:yuck: Since I use CattleMax....when a cow has a calf I use that date a year away for her to calve again.....anything that goes longer than that is noticed and better straighten up next time. :)
 

dun

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 28, 2003
Messages
47,334
Reaction score
1
Location
MO Ozarks
1982vett":1gadwusb said:
:yuck: Since I use CattleMax....when a cow has a calf I use that date a year away for her to calve again.....anything that goes longer than that is noticed and better straighten up next time. :)
I use cattlemax. Since it was improved and has to done online I find the Excel way easier and quicker to access on the desk top
 

Latest posts

Top