Sick heifer.

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Robert Jubela

Feb 22, 2016
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Bought five heifers in May and four have thrived while one grazes all the time , but doesn't gain weight and still has long winter coat in mid-August. She often stands in the water truth or in a pond. I have wormed them all.
Probably not sick, just a poor do'r. I seem to have one of those every year. This years is about 9 months old and weighs about 450 lbs. Most of the time they get a little better looking as they slowly grow but will never amount to much. I usually sell mine as a secondary type calf in the winter when the long hair doesn't stand out as much.
Regardless, four of the five are doing well. One is not. All under the same conditions and opportunity. Whether it is cows, employees, investments or whatever - that one needs to go. Retain the good performers, not the bad ones.

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