Shortdawg- Red thought you might enjoy the picture. THis is my new heifer calf. She is out of a Direct Hit x Mr. Corrector cow and Elbee Leader "Gizmo". THick little bugger. Think she will make a nice market heifer.
Well is is all of a few days old. Pictured is mother who has developed into a super two yr. old. Most of the cows I have are 5 to 6 frame score. Weighing anywhere from 1200 to 1800#'s. I am not worried about her. She is just getting started. No apologies needed "bob".garybob said:Dude, Where's her cannon bone? I'm all for easy-keepin' stuff, but, dang, She might be too small. She's the extreme opposite of raw-boned and high-maintenance, that's for sure. Keep us posted as she develops. Hope I'm proven wrong. Respectfully, yet without apology, Gary Bob.
Thanks for the post Genes. I like the fact my cows throw them small and they grow like weeds. Last years calves weaned at 6 months weight between 750 and 815#'s. At just about a year steers were 52" and 1285 or so. I grain year round with free choice hay. To date, we haven't raised any stump's. There is quiet a bit of straw because the temps have been quiet drastic.My farm is in the same neighborhood as Red's.genes said:That just reminded me of the pictures you see from the 50 where they have the cows in straw up to their bellies., to accentuate the fact that they have no legs. I wouldn't worry that this calf is quite at that point...
I have some Primo eggs x Red Rider's drive. I am was waiting to see what the calves were looking like. What was the calf out of shortdawg? Can you elaborate?shortdawg said:That's a really nice heifer. I would be proud of her. By the way , I saw one of the first Primo calves today and she was nice.
Would love to see a picture when and if you get a chance. I will see flush mates to my eggs this spring. I am kind of anxious. So, you had no problems using him on a heifer. That sounds great.shortdawg said:Me and a friend of mine split a semen interest in Primo and he used him pretty heavy in his herd this past year. The calf is a heifer out of a Eskimo Joe/ Missy Ruth first calf heifer ( BW 82 ). If you've ever seen the King Kong calves she is colored kind of like those. The mostly white frosty colored with a little red mixed in here and there. She is only a week or so old but I think she has a good bit of promise.
Thanks I would really appreciate it.shortdawg said:If I get a pic of the heifer , I'll forward it. I'm not going to say he is a heifer bull but this one was born unassisted. The Eskimo Joe daughter is what I would call moderate in frame and had no problems.
ELBEE said:Gary Bob, I thought the term (cannon bone) had been banned from the beef industry! Maybe you can tell us what the ideal measurement of a baby heifers "cannon bone" should be? Then OH Breeder can measure and compare, and then we'll Know for sure what kind of a "dink" she'll really be.