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Offline Mtnman

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What is your biggest?
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:11:16 PM »
So what is everyones biggest calf that you can remember having without assistance? Had one yesterday that I think is mine, a Tiger Woods that tipped the scale at 145 pounds and was 16 days over due. Nothing to brag about but I thought it would be interesting. I like them 80-90 pounds better!

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Re: What is your biggest?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 01:34:50 PM »
back when an 8.5 frame cow was to small for simmental, I come home from school one day to a BIG cow that had a 152lb calf walking beside her.  I thought it was a runaway from the neighbor!  haha  The cow was eating grass and carrying on without a care in the world.  Thank goodness we NEVER repeated that scenario
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Re: What is your biggest?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 01:36:34 PM »
Had a 150 lb Leroy Brown bull calf a couple years ago.

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Re: What is your biggest?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 10:08:20 PM »
imagine one of those calves born breach  :o

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Re: What is your biggest?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 10:25:29 PM »
I had one a HW/Sugar Ray 142 lbs breach C-section.

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Re: What is your biggest?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 11:48:25 PM »
Back when I was milking cows on a holstein dairy we had a few that tipped the 150 lb mark.  They were out of 1900 lb cows so it wasn't that big by comparison. 

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Re: What is your biggest?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 08:13:29 PM »
we had a hired man bull calf that weight 140 when it was born :( out of first calf heifer she had it on her own but with a pinched nerve and injuried leg we shipped her that fall ..steer was a gainer tho not on heavy feed but when we sent him to market he weight 1450 that was about a year old

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Re: What is your biggest?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2012, 12:28:16 AM »
not trying to be mean/rude/start a fight but why would you breed him to a heifer have you seen his shoulders??? there almost as bad as heat wave

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Re: What is your biggest?
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 02:08:36 AM »
if that is comment to my hired man calf ? this was about 3 to 4 years ago before he had a calf crop he was brand new . and she was a actually now that i think back a 2 year old that had a bull calf the yearhbefore that was 80lbs so we figured it would be ok ...welll it wasnt

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Re: What is your biggest?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 02:23:05 AM »
Not sure if twins count, but we had a huge foundation simmi cow calve out twins at 85# each back in the day. It was so long ago, I can't even remember who the sire is,but the cow was a massive animal. It was about January 5 and we ended up with two very large broken colored simmi bulls in the house for a few hours to warm up. Talk about bulls in a china shop!
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Re: What is your biggest?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2012, 10:06:30 PM »
i didnt own the cow or calf but i seen a 165lb heat wave heifer red and white speckled up, she was so massive. i loved her look and as she got older she looked like a sweet deep bodied soft made heifer but i cringed at the thought of someone breeding her...

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Re: What is your biggest?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012, 02:32:40 AM »
140lb Naughty Pines... multiple ones
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: What is your biggest?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2012, 08:55:24 AM »
The largest calf I've ever seen was a 165# Charolais ET heifer calf.

I was born unassisted from a gigantic black simmental recip.

It looked like a great pyrenese dog trotting around the calving pen.
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Re: What is your biggest?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2012, 03:09:19 PM »
have had some big ones, but the one that stands out was a 132 lb Dr Who on an old line Maine cow.  unassisted.  I remember because my dad called to tell me she calved and said, "don't worry about this one nursing, it's big enough to eat silage!"

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Re: What is your biggest?
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 10:20:05 PM »
They do look pretty funny being bigger than the calves that were born1 to 2 weeks before them. He was the last of my AI calves so the rest are from the clean up bull and they generally come out around 80, so life is good. All thought I did have to do a C section on a first calf heifer several years ago on a 72 pound calf so it goes from one extrem to the other.

 

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