Thoughts on this cow (pic)

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What are some of your thoughts on this crossbred cow.

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The black calf is hers. I think this is an 05 pic of her. she would be 4 in this pic ( if I have my date on pic right)
 

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she seems to be doing a good job on her calf, that is why she seems a little thin. what does she look like now?
 

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Just an opinion and it may just be the picture but I don't like the cow or her calf. Just not much there to work with. Would love to see the rest of that other more mature baldy tho.
 

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Nice tidy udder and small teats; couldn't ask for much better. The cow looks a little thin, but the calf looks big and fat (BWF) and the forage quality looks like it is on the poorer side. Her feet look pretty decent from what I can see as well. Wouldn't mind to see the cow a little deeper, but that ususally comes with condition. My cullable traits start with being bred, feet, udder, temperament then performance ( as long as shes not raising total toads), then type. If she is bred I don't think I'd have any reason to get rid of her looks pretty sound.
 

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sooknortex":137p2nsq said:
I thought he said the black baldy to the left was her calf.
he did... id like too see more of that calf..... cause i really dont like the way the cow is made......... but
 

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sooknortex":2owt7qjo said:
I thought he said the black baldy to the left was her calf.


oh...the black baldie on left is hers...looks like the best of the 3. Must have used a really good bull anyway. The little cow is "solid" but not good. Where's the mother of that red one ?
 
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I knew that most would not like her BUT she does a great job in raising her calf and breeds back every year. That spells keeper to me.

Here is some pics of that calf.

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And him at one year old ( steer)

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Almost forgot she weighed 907 lbs at weaning time calf weighed 598 at 6 months old. She is small framed but she stays. She has never given me a heifer yet. I am waiting and hoping for this year.
 

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The pic is kind of at a bad angle to really judge her completely. She definitely isn't the best cow, but it looks like she is putting a lot into her calf and has a nice udder. Looks a little narrow and shallow in the back but that could also be the angle of the pic. Steer looks like good eatin :D
 

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she doesnt look bad to me at all.as soon as i seen her i knew why she looked rough.an thats because she puts everything she has into her calf.so that makes her a good calf raiser.
 

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some of the best cows are not front pasture cows. i have a half holstien/half maine cow weighs maybe 1000 good udder (like a maine) no butt boney lookin thing, breeds back 1st or 2nd everytime of the whole spring group. her calves always look simmi crossed out of hereford or braford bulls. she finally had a heifer this year. cull list is: good calf, bred back, udder , etc..... looks down the list. that is a good calf have any recent pics of the cow
 

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jcarkie":2mam1at9 said:
some of the best cows are not front pasture cows.

Are these the best cows for the producer or the packer? Jay, I agree she's not so hot phenotypically, but her calf is definitely not a "dud". That must mean the bull she's being bred to is a good one?
 
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CPL":1ahdl4nc said:
jcarkie":1ahdl4nc said:
some of the best cows are not front pasture cows.

Are these the best cows for the producer or the packer? Jay, I agree she's not so hot phenotypically, but her calf is definitely not a "dud". That must mean the bull she's being bred to is a good one?

This is the only recent pic I have of her

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And her calf 08
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And the sire of the calves

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once again she is proving her worth by raising 1 heck of a bull calf.you have 1 heck of a herd bull there as well.
 

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If she makes money then I'd certainly keep her. After seeing the calf he's built just like his dam. But he'll eat or sale ok.
 

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I agree. That is a fine bull calf she raised. She would be a keeper on my place, especially if she is trouble free, and raises calves like that.
 

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I'll be the contrarian again...

She is proving to be a usefull commercial cow for producing terminal calves. I wouldn't consider her for producing replacements and I think her future calves will benefit from more bull power.
 

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She's not much to look at. The bottom line for her. She raises a good marketable calf every year, keep her until she starts going down hill.
 
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