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Offline Zach

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Re: Calving talent
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2011, 05:56:58 PM »
I've got a cow who had 3 heifers in a row, and now 4 bulls in a row
The livestock (show) industry is a tough one- if you've never had anything worth a damn you might as well go on the internet and rundown everybody you can.

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Re: Calving talent
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2011, 07:54:00 PM »
It's all in the bulls they are like humans cows have a xx so they can only throw a x chromosome where a bill has a xy so he can throw either
A couple years ago me and the wife's OBGYN had this conversation, (about the male being responsible for what sex the kid is).  I went on to tell her about my experiences with cattle and how I have had certain cows that have been bred to 7 or 8 different bulls over their life and have only had one heifer and some cows that seem to always have heifers (so there for the female had to have some influence over it).  I felt I explained things fairly well ::) and all I got was a hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm and kind of a crazy why are you referring to your cattle look. Needless to say I never brought up the issue again to the doc or the wife.  ;)  I understand the statement above and it makes sense but I am still convinced that the female play's some role in the sex.  ;D

I can't remember off the top of my head the deep details, but there are some factors in which females may play a small role in determining which sex has a higher probability of fertilizing the egg. 

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Re: Calving talent
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2011, 08:52:03 PM »
38 calves so far this fall and only 8 have been bulls.  Good thing we are not a show steer operation or we would be hurting.


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