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Offline oocc

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« on: October 31, 2019, 06:42:38 PM »
Would you keep a 50% Maine Anjou heifer with a 120lb birth weight for a replacement ?

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Re: Birth Weight
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 07:31:52 PM »
Of course not.   Thats a dead cow and calf in most scenarios.

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Re: Birth Weight
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 07:45:42 PM »
Who is her sire???

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Re: Birth Weight
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 08:54:17 PM »
I Deliver.

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Re: Birth Weight
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 08:58:34 PM »
I Deliver/ Kadabra x Cow

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Re: Birth Weight
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 09:34:07 PM »
I have 2 Wave On Wave daughters that are 10 years old still producing calves every season. They were both 100 lbs BW. Never have pulled a calf out of them. One had a Broker bull that had BW of 110 unassisted. Just sharing my experience.

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Re: Birth Weight
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2019, 09:38:53 PM »
Hmmm nice bull..

I have a kadabra cow that just had a 70 lb heifer calf...

 I have kept a 110 pound shorthorn heifer calf and bred her to a low birth weight bull every time bc of her high birth weight and every calf has been 70-85 lbs  :)

Different genetics though...

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Re: Birth Weight
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2019, 07:39:54 AM »
From my experience once yo have a high birth weight in the pedigree.....it can reappear 2 or 3 generations at a inconvenient time. It takes at least 3 generations to breed it out.
People can't believe we have such a big moon for such a small town.

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Re: Birth Weight
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2019, 08:52:00 AM »
what would be the advantage of having that large of a calf?

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Re: Birth Weight
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2019, 10:20:50 AM »
IKR

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Re: Birth Weight
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2019, 10:45:58 AM »
Kept a Critical Mass heifer. 128# bw. Bred her to a bet the ranch calving ease Red Angus bull. Had to use my Ford Ranger to get the calf out dead of course. She ended up taking a twin I had and guess what happened the next year!!!! DOA calf again being bred calving ease also that time.

Had a 112# Simmental x Shorthorn heifer this year. Soon as I weighed her she went on the sale barn list, NEVER AGAIN!

 

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