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We have been raising purebred Charolais Cattle since 1989. During those 10 years we have had 3 sets of twins. This fall we have had 5 sets of twins out of 13 cows that have calved. Why the sudden increase in twins? Same bloodline as in years past. Just curious. Out of the ten possible calves, we've lost two.
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: We have been raising purebred Charolais Cattle since 1989. During those 10 years we have had 3 sets of twins. This fall we have had 5 sets of twins out of 13 cows that have calved. Why the sudden increase in twins? Same bloodline as in years past. Just curious. Out of the ten possible calves, we've lost two.<p>We have been raising registered angus cattle since 1995 and we had our first set of twins this year. Fortunately, both of them survived and the mother raised both. Were your cattle managed any differently -- feed, etc? <p>We synchronized our cattle for breeding this spring with MGA and Lutalyse, I have read reports that sometimes this can increase the likelihood of twins...or perhaps it is one of those strange coincidences (or something "in the water").<p>Good Luck if you still have some to calve.<br>
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