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Erik Ks farmer
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The first calf of 2013 arrived safely into my arms about 4:30 this afternoon, 1st calf heifer. Wife and I got her in the head gate and I got ahold of the feet, my first time pulling one. No sweat, healthy heifer. Have them bedded down in the calving shed now. The last pic shows the fall calvers



 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Good to hear all went well.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

looks great! wheres the pup?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Erik,
Glad the cow and calf are doing well. Nice looking cattle you have there too. I miss having the cows and calves around. I was too small operator to make a go of it. Now I just feed out weaned calves to market weight. Good luck with the rest of calving season 2013.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

looks like the mothers instincts are right on.nice looking heifer.how many do you have to calve out?looks like the heifer should have ample milk for her baby.keep up the good work.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice caslf!
It"s always nice to get the heifers calved out.How many more to go? I haven"t started yet. Got about three more weeksto go, but only three first calvers this year.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The snowstorm brought it on. Or it seemed to be that way when we had stock cows. I was always amazed at how tough a little calf is. If mamma can get it licked off and dried it's good to go in cold weather. Jim
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Tin was keeping the truck warm. Have 30 spring calvers, 11 of which are heifers. Funny you mention that, Jim, the last 3 years the first spring calf has been born in a snow storm.



 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 11 year old female blue heeler. She's a great dog. She was a handful when she was young but she had lots of competition from the older big dogs. It's just her now so she's always coming to me for attention. Do you have a hard time keeping him away from the cattle. Ozzy pushes anything or anybody that's in front of her.

About calving, a farmer friend of mine that use to have cattle told me once if you feed in the morning they calve at night and if you feed at night they calve in the morning. Another thing he told me was a full moon will make them calve early. Does this sound true.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

One axiom of raising beef that I have found holds true. After many births around here, a good many of them arrive during the worst weather imaginable- rain, snow or hurricane. I hypothicize it has to do with a low pressure system causing the calf to be sucked out. But I realize it's probably just the mean streak inherent in most of the feminine psyche.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This one came this week. Posted this pic on FB and all the gals commented on how cute he is. Well, I think they're right, lol.

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

it seems to me the cow like to pick worst weather possible to calve hotter than blazes or middle of heavy rain that's why i don't like them to calve before 1st of april the middle is even better
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:57 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Had to pull one last sunday. was a hard pull but both are doing good.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

He's very pretty but that white face just lost you about 10 cents
around at the auction.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:33 am    Post subject: Re: 1st calf Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have 5 on the ground so far and they are all heifers , not a boy in the bunch .
 
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