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Finally we've been getting some decent harvest weather - although that could end tomorrow night/Saturday - forecasted to rain, but the possibility of snow is also being tossed around. Now that we are combining haven't had much chance to take many pictures or check cows all that well, but we do try to make a point to do a good check on each pasture at least every couple of weeks.

These are from last week:
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Red Angus bull calf born April 5 - 90lb bw

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1st calf heifer that I think is going to turn into a heck of a good cow

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neither are posing very good, but that's her bull calf in front of her. Born March 28 - 70lb bw

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Bred heifer

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another bred heifer

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3rd calf cow & her bull calf - born March 27 - 70lb bw

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heifer calf born April 9 & bull calf born April 19 - 80lb bw

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yearling Red Angus bull

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commercial black bred heifer

The next group of pictures is from two days ago. This pasture is hard to do a thorough check on the cows there as they are usually in at least 2 groups and between the hills & the bush it can be hard to find them. Spent a couple hours out there and I think I managed to see them all. 53 commercial pairs in this pasture.

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1st calf heifer - Gelbvieh x Simm

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coming 10 yr old SimAngus cow & her heifer calf

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black steer calf

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his dam - 2nd calver

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her dam

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her maternal half sister - how is that for a family tree?

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found the other half of the cows up and over a hill

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nice heifer calf out of a very ugly little cow

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yearling home raised Black Angus bull

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limo x cow - bought as a bred cow this spring

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SimAngus cow (coming 10 yr old) with Gelbvieh sired heifer calf.

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Once again you got some beauts in there

That heifer calf from the 10 year old SimAngus cow looks really stout! What is her sire?

Limo cow looks reeaaalllyyy long!

What I'm noticing is your cows all have really good toplines.. something I'm still working on
 
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Thanks Nesi. If I ever get a bit more time I intend to post some pictures on your thread - front pasture cattle. You have some real nice ones in there as well!

That heifer calf is very thick - not very tall, but very wide and deep. She is on the keep list for this year. Her sire is a crossbred (*gasp*) bull that we use. His sire was Angus & his dam was just a commercial cow (mostly Angus with some Sim and possibly something else) He comes from a cousin of my husbands. His dam was a commercial show cow and did lots of winning. She was never treated special at all, when it came time for a show they would just go out to the pasture and collect her and dump her back in the pasture after the show was over. He is at least 7/8's Angus and we use him to hopefully create more cows like his dam - the jury is still out on whether that will work or not.

Personally I don't find him to be anything special - he's got a big clunky head and I find him to be heavier in the front end than the back. But he makes nice steer calves & the heifers are all big, deep bodied calves.

This is a picture from earlier this summer.
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His first daughters that we kept will calve this next spring. Have about 6 calves from this year picked out to keep as replacements.
 

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I have to go through my 30 pages of photobucket pictures and dig up a similar looking heifer, she was 1/2 GV, 1/4 Saler, 1/4 Hereford and has turned into a good cow... udder isn't quite as nice as I'd like it to be, but she is the mother of the nicest steer calf we had this year (the 4H guy). The crossbred bull I kept last year and used on a few cows this year is her 3/4 brother (same sire and son of maternal sister)
Not the picture I was thinking of, but I can't find that one right now


Her with her paternal sister / maternal sister's daughter that turned in to a great cow too


The same two.. granddaughter stealing some milk


Momma (at 15 years old)


And here's the other daughter with granddaughter
 

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Found the picture I was looking for of the heifer


Again closely related is the bull I sold to a friend (maternal sister to the heifer, mother is maternal sister to the old cow as well as the mother of 8T). He's turned out pretty nice

And at 3 years old.. not the greatest picture


Bull's mother


Bull's sire
 

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People, stop posting such beautiful looking cattle pictures. I need to work!

Nesi, that last picture of the bull and the mountain needs to be on some calendars or something. That's a cool pic.
 

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It was a great day for pictures (cow above was taken the same day). It was pretty darned cold, and they were all suntanning on the ridge.. Picture of the heifer calf may have been the same day too.
 

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Good looking cattle. I enjoyed all those good pictures and beautiful scenery. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Nice pictures Nesi - I can see some similarities between the two heifers, especially in the one picture. The bull on the ridge with the mountain back is a fantastic picture!

This is her dam:
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Her bag isn't holding up as nice as it could (she probably has the worst bag on the farm actually). The last couple year the two rear quarters especially could be held up better, but so far it hasn't caused any problems. Not that she's ever had a bad calf, but she seems to have a better calf every year. Last year she had a monster heifer calf that we decided to keep (didn't weigh her but comparing to the ones we sold, she was probably close to 700 lbs) sired by our Gelbvieh bull.

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this is not a great picture of her but it's the most recent I have. She's big boned, lots of leg and is going to be a BIG cow. She's not my type, but we shall see how she works out (some of her Gelbvieh half sisters I don't like the looks of either, but they have pretty good calves on them for their first try). I also think it won't hurt us to have some commercial cows with a bit more leg & frame - even though it's not what *I* prefer to look at, it's the calf that they raise that really counts.
 

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