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yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« on: February 25, 2010, 03:00:27 PM »
I remember this was pretty interesting reading last year so will start it up for 2010.

We have had 19 calves so far and only 5 of those are heifers! Frustrating!

Most of these calves were AI and ET. Also we are seeing birthweights higher across the board, across all sires lines probably due to the long extended cold weather that we have had since early December.

So far we have lost 1 calf due to being stepped on/crushed and have lost a cow to pregnancy toxemia but saved her calf.

How is it going for you?

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Re: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2010, 03:13:57 PM »
10 Calves so far 35 more to go, 5 bulls 5 heifers. Birth weight average up about 10 pounds from previous years.  7 0f the 10 betweeen 100 and 120 lbs and the other 3 are between 75 and 83 lbs.  Birth weight have been a litte weird but all unassisted so far.

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Re: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 05:26:29 PM »
I have fall calvers and we had 47 bull calves and 63 heifers.
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Re: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 05:33:48 PM »
33 hfrs   @18 bulls

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Re: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2010, 09:50:37 PM »
We have been fighting off bull calves like flies so far this spring, hoping for heifers.  Just ultrasounded our first batch of fall bred cows hoping for bull calves and what do you know, only on bull out of 13 calves.  At least some of the heifers will be by 
WMW and some simmy bulls.  Not sure what to do with those Walks Alone heifers.  Best to just hope for live ones I guess.

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Re: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 10:09:26 PM »
Eight cows calved and have nine calves.  The set of twins are heifers so that gives us seven heifers and 2 bulls.  Thats puts our little outfit half way done.  "Knock on wood," so far calving has been rather uneventful here.  Been cold but have facilities to handle it.  I'd much rather fight the cold and snow than the rain and mud later on.
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Re: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010, 07:00:57 AM »
well between my fiance and me we have had 5 heifers and one bull.  but 3 of the heifers died so right now we are pretty close. 
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Re: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2010, 09:02:00 AM »
I haven't had enough calves yet this year to notice a trend (only 3), but my 'worst' year was in the late 80's.  I synchronized 7 two year olds, all settled to AI service, and every one of them had a bull calf, from 4 days early to 7 days late.  3 of the calves were sired by GR Dreamboat and 4 were sired by GR Exclusive, a son of Dreamboat.  Talk about frustrating.

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Re: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2010, 04:41:12 PM »
6 calves 4 bulls and 2 heifers so far. Really mild weather for northern michigan.
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Re: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2010, 05:36:49 PM »
7 calves so far. 2 bulls. two heifers died though
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: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2010, 08:18:09 PM »
Currently 32 to 28. Females on top.
People can't believe we have such a big moon for such a small town.

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Re: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2010, 10:35:00 AM »
So far I've had 6 calves (4 bulls, 2 heifers), Dad has had 14 (12 heifers, 2 bulls) Still waiting on 4 heifers to calve and around 60 more cows to calve.

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Re: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2010, 03:35:43 PM »
9 heifers and 1 bull
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The above statement is only from experiences and should not be taken for exact guidelines. Not responsible for spelling or grammar mistakes (I'm from Texas). Not responsible for any accidents or stupid stuff. By reading this you agree you have to much time on your hands.

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Re: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2010, 09:16:28 PM »
3 bulls/ 3 heifers...all unassited and well..good year after losing 2 last year...jbarl

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Re: yearly poll...% bulls vs heifers in calf crop
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2010, 09:46:30 PM »
Just got to 30% bulls as of last night and over half done.  Everything has gone perfect so far!  Little break now.  Next group starts 3/13.  Ah ...  a couple nights of continuous sleep!

Ron

 

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