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What % done are you on spring breeding?
« on: June 07, 2007, 08:55:12 AM »
How far along is everyone on spring breeding? I realize a lot look for fall calves but just curious on the spring time breeders?
I'm 70% done so far. Have 1 to be bred Friday & 1 that calved only a month ago. Also have one that is due the end of the month.
Several have missed their 2nd & 3rd heats so I'm pretty optimistic. Also,Telos & I will be grandparents together! I bred my Foreplay cow to his Triple X bull. Don't laugh but that's how we will look at it!

Anybody else's progress?

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Re: What % done are you on spring breeding?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 12:42:13 PM »
All AI is done!!!  Have 4 ready for embryo's at Cowboy's next week.   Looking forward to that. :)
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Re: What % done are you on spring breeding?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 12:47:52 PM »
Tell Terry Howdy for me!
He said he finally broke the iceberg by posting so maybe we'll get more feedback from him!

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Re: What % done are you on spring breeding?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 04:13:36 PM »
Zero. I'm going to start next week - I'll watch for natural heats and AI for three weeks (or less, if I get the cows AI'd that I really want), then turn the bulls out. Mostly, I just don't have time to watch them calving as close as I like to 'til after the OK Youth Expo, and the younger calves seem to sell just as well for us.

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Re: What % done are you on spring breeding?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 09:19:51 PM »
Pulling the cidr's on 22 Saturday so will be AI''ing Sunday-Tuesday. Bull will go out with rest of herd Saturday and in an ideal world all bred in 60 days

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Re: What % done are you on spring breeding?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 09:59:11 PM »
I am 100% done on AI breeding. Finished about 17 days ago.  (clapping)
The bull on the other hand, won't tell me!!! His lips are sealed!!  ;) Guess time will tell!!  :P
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Re: What % done are you on spring breeding?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2007, 01:16:09 PM »
Had one today, meaning I am down to one to calve. I have bred all but the three back. Calves coming mostly in January, February and March. Now I am shooting to get these bred back pretty quick. had a couple miss heats, but think got them stuck on the sccond go around.
I also think my eggs were put in at the end of May. If so, I will have 5 ET calves will be waiting to see 60 day preg. check.
I am extremely pleased with the crop. Best calves I have ever had. But, only three bulls and the rest our heifers. Lots of replacements and can cull hard this next year.
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Re: What % done are you on spring breeding?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2007, 10:21:55 PM »
Three quarters bred AI, half confirmed PG, remainder too early to tell. Synching more next week...still have a couple to calve (bad heat detection - couldn't figure out why my heat detection took a dive - then I got the 400 year old Maple tree trimmed and realized I could see my cows no matter where they were - the tree is to blame for my late calves (the tree will accept some blame but doesn't believe the entire fault belongs with it)
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Re: What % done are you on spring breeding?
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2007, 08:26:50 AM »
That's why I love where my office window is. I can see the cows & the heifers from it. Dosn't excuse me from not going out to check but alerts me if something is wrong.

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Re: What % done are you on spring breeding?
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2007, 08:42:51 AM »
Three quarters bred AI, half confirmed PG, remainder too early to tell. Synching more next week...still have a couple to calve (bad heat detection - couldn't figure out why my heat detection took a dive - then I got the 400 year old Maple tree trimmed and realized I could see my cows no matter where they were - the tree is to blame for my late calves (the tree will accept some blame but doesn't believe the entire fault belongs with it)

all 3 of mine were bull breed  ( cross your fingers )...due  late jan/ early feb.....thanks for the tree conspiracy info.....i hope they haven't infiltrated my program, although now that you mention it......., some of them do seem to be getting larger  ..... ;)     jbarl
« Last Edit: June 09, 2007, 08:48:09 AM by JbarL »

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Re: What % done are you on spring breeding?
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2007, 01:47:50 PM »
Have my red cow to AI tonight. Always seems to take 2 tries on her. Will bred another cow Monday.
Did get my blood collection tubes (ie: purple tube tops!). So going to be drawing blood tomorrow. May wean some of the older calves too. Also will tattoo at same time.

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