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dun

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The term moderate frame gets bandied about but few people seem to give thought to it being a relative thing. A Charolais at BCS 5.5-6 a FS of 7 may be moderate while for an Angus that would be considered really large. A FS of 6 about the middle of the road for most Red Angus, and 6.5 is getting up there in size. So a moderate framed Red Angus would be more in the 5.5 range. But this too is subject to envoronment. The forage base around here just won't very well support a FS 6.5 a 6 is ok 5.5 is mcuh better. On better forage or colder climates the 6.5 is probably more in line with what is required.
Calving ease is also one of "those" things. A 900 lb heifer needs a greater degree of calving ease then a 1100 lb heifer. While a lot of calving ease does have to do with calf shape, a great deal of it has to do with physical size. The 900 lb heifer that can squirt ot a 75 lb calf may have a lot of problem with a 80 lb calf. Although the 1000 lb heafer may not. Looking back over the records of past years I realized the problem wwe had with the heifers that had problems calving. Of course the calves were much larger then they would have been expected to be, although they have alwasy run around 80 lbs but in 1000-1050 lb heifers they weren't a problem. The two primary calving ease bulls we use have the same degree of accuracy and exectly the same calving ease EPD. But there is a couple of pounds different in there BW EPD, again with the same accuracy.
Just some rambling thoughts. When they start giving the windchill I tend to not want to get outside and work much.

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Your still cold?? We've been in the upper 70's for the last couple of weeks, been really hot the past 2 weekends...shorts and t-shirt hot!

Didn't think you were that far from N Texas.
 
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We were in the high 60's low 70's till sunday, been down hill since then. Supposed to start waring back up friday, but the weather liars have told us that before.

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eric":9ve3co0m said:
Your still cold?? We've been in the upper 70's for the last couple of weeks, been really hot the past 2 weekends...shorts and t-shirt hot!

Didn't think you were that far from N Texas.
 

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dun":1p89mpmv said:
We were in the high 60's low 70's till sunday, been down hill since then. Supposed to start waring back up friday, but the weather liars have told us that before.

dun

eric":1p89mpmv said:
Your still cold?? We've been in the upper 70's for the last couple of weeks, been really hot the past 2 weekends...shorts and t-shirt hot!

Didn't think you were that far from N Texas.

mid 80s here this week.....makes you wonder what summer's going to be like.
 

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mid 80s here this week.....makes you wonder what summer's going to be like

HOT!!!!!!!!
 

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la4angus":1g7j0zib said:
mid 80s here this week.....makes you wonder what summer's going to be like

HOT!!!!!!!!

Was 75 up here yesterday and now today they're predicting a snowstorm. I guess thats why the old cowboys in Montana never took their longjohns off until the 4th of July.
 

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