- May 15, 2007
farmboy said:SHOW UP TO THE FAIR AND ALL MY BUDDYS WATCH ME STRUT MY 46 INCH CALF AROUND AND WONDER WHAT IT IS (lol) IM DEFINENTLY GONNA TRY IT
Actually, I'd be totally shocked if your 1/2 blood steer calf would quite be that short, that is unless the dam was pretty short too. My best guess is that you would be looking at a 49-50 inch steer @ 17 months, give or take an inch or so.
Edited to note... I just found out that the NDSU steer's averaged around 51 inches at their finished weight over the 3 year period, so maybe I am guessing a little short myself. Anyway, you will get shorter calves, but the 1/2 bloods will be most likely only be about 3-5 inches shorter (again give or take) than what you are producing right now.