Weaned the last one today...

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milkmaid

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1600lb+ Holstein nurse cow, 9 years old, calved 5/18/08.

Fed 7 calves (all born 5/15-6/1) for a couple weeks, pulled two calves in mid-June to put on another cow.

Sold one Holstein bull calf (hers) at 300lbs in August.

Weaned one Hol/Jersey heifer at ~450lbs in October.

Weaned one Holstein heifer at ~450lbs in October.

Weaned an 860lb (by the weight tape) Hol/Angus heifer today.

Cow still has one ~450lb calf with her (the lunger I've mentioned before - looking better, btw) but I don't know as she'll let that calf nurse now that the other has been pulled, so I'm considering that one weaned too. Cow is now dry... little early, but that's okay.

No grain to cow or calves.

Cow settled first service and is due again 6/6/09.

Not bad, huh? :p
 

bigbull338

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not bad at all.that nurse cow is doing her job weaning off heavy calves.are you going to keep all the heifer calves.
 

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