Caustic Burno":xsrp8arf said:Well Ole Belle brought up the first heifer of the season looks to be a couple days old. I knew she had one stashed out in the woods somewhere.
twistedxranch":1ev2af1x said:HOSS":1ev2af1x said:Caustic,
How do you like the later calving season? Right now I calve starting the 1st of March but have thought about pushing that out til about the end of April. I have a couple of cows scattered later this year and want to get everything in a tighter window and that will push me out til the end of April. When you calve at the end of April when do you usually sell? Nov. or Dec? How do you find the sale prices during this period?
I have my cows on a December-Feb calving window. Some will calve a little earlier and some just a tad later.
I would have thought you would have preferred your calving to co-incide with weaned calves bringing the most. I know you had posted before about running the bull with them year round.
I try to calve mid/late winter to give me the option to start selling in May/June if the price is good. Normally by October the price drops. Maybe you don't have the same trends, but I know your weather has to be close to mine. The only downfall to this is the added hay/ryegrass needed through the winter months when moma is lactating.
Just curious as to your approach - I know you have a plan, maybe I could learn something.