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Offline Blue25

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Is using Ree-Heights on a heifer safe?
« on: August 18, 2011, 11:14:39 PM »
Alright, I have a REALLY good 3 quarter angus, 1 quarter red angus heifer that I think would make a good calf bred to a clubby.  I saw that Ree Heights BW was only 75 the heifers birthweight was about 80.
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Re: Is using Ree-Heights on a heifer safe?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 10:45:30 AM »
Depends on how you feed imho. Haven't heard any horror stories, but its all in the mgt imho. Also how good a relationship do you have with your vet?

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Re: Is using Ree-Heights on a heifer safe?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 01:59:02 PM »
We had good luck, had a 88, 91

Offline RR#2 Cattle Co

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Re: Is using Ree-Heights on a heifer safe?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 05:44:04 PM »
If you want to ruin your good heifer then I would consider it.  BW is one thing, but calf shape is another.  Ree Heights is stout enough to even cause problems on some experienced cows.  I would only consider something with bet the farm calving ease for her first calf.Nothing against the bull, he is one I would use, but not on a heifer.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2011, 09:45:35 PM by Glenstory »
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Re: Is using Ree-Heights on a heifer safe?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 09:49:42 PM »
seen 3 ree heights calves last year and all were 85# and higher, plus they were just avg. calves at that, i would maybe try I-80, seen some small calves out of him, but if i were you i would use a calving ease angus or red angus bull, get a live calf the first time then you can cross her up.

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Re: Is using Ree-Heights on a heifer safe?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 10:42:22 PM »
Depends on how you feed imho. Haven't heard any horror stories, but its all in the mgt imho. Also how good a relationship do you have with your vet?
My mom just so happens to be the local vet.  Ya, I will probably just use one of my dads red bulls on her first year.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2011, 10:43:12 PM by Blue25 »
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