Sim/Char Steer

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Hi, I have a steer that is Half Sim Half Char, he will be 2 years old first part of July, and I don't need another beef for 6 months, he's on grass, but I do grain finish the last 90 days. He's probably around 750/800 right now, I'm wondering how big he would be in 6 months and if anyone has ever fed out this cross? I'm trying to decide if I should sell him and keep a calf that weighs about 600 to butcher? I'm not sure if the smaller calf will be 1,000 pounds in 6 months. ?He's a Angus/ Hereford, .
 

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Sounds like he has been starved. A Sim/Char (or ANY breed) should be a LOT heavier, even if just on grass at 2 years old. Had he been real sick as a calf? Maybe you are way off on your guess of his weight??
At the rate of gain he has performed, he won't be much heavier. I would guess he is stunted and won't have much gain even with grain.
Giving him the benefit of the doubt, if he weighs 900#, weighed 50# at birth and is 700 days old, that is 1.2#/day gain so far.
Is the Angus/Hfd 2 years old also? In all reality, he should easily weigh 1000# at the age of 18 months.
I must be missing something??
 

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I agree with Jeanne, but let's say that he is 1200 lbs in 6 months (big if), what is the problem as long as he is finished correctly?
 

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Hi, I have a steer that is Half Sim Half Char, he will be 2 years old first part of July, he's on grass, but I do grain finish the last 90 days. He's probably around 750/800 right now, I'm wondering how big he would be in 6 months
180 days x 2 lbs day = 360 lbs + 750/800 = 1110/1160 lbs
2.5 lbs day = 1200 to 1250 lbs

800 lbs at 23 months, sounds like his winter ration was only enough to grow his frame and maintain his weight. Hopefully the grass he is on now is a lot better than what he ate this winter.

Corn is expensive, but I'd grain finish him for 123 days by starting him on 5-6 lbs of grain August 1st double it to 10 lbs day with 92 days to go, on September 1st and on October 1st I'd start dumping him all the grain he'll cleanup for the final 62 days to his butcher date on Thursday December 2nd and I'll bet he is going to be delicious and everyone will have a Merry Christmas. :)
 
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Sorry I just now saw all you all's other post's, I can generally guess a black animals weight within 50 pounds, but a light colored one I'm lost lol. He (the SimChar) weighed 100 pounds at 3 weeks old, he was fed milk for 5 months,then I put him out on pasture, the hay we fed his last 2 winter's looked good, fescue, clover mix,. He grew good, but when I put him out to pasture it set him back a bit.
 
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The Angus Hereford is 10 months old,. I'm trying to figure out if the Angus Hereford would be able to get up to 1,000 pounds in 6 months? Then I would sell the Sim/Char.
 

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