Monday, August 15, 2016

#28 delivers #80- a Bull

Remember the barren heifer that we questioned as either being "fat or finished"?  Well, she was pregnant!  Fooled me because she was not bagging up at all but she delivered a healthy bull- #80 on 8/15/16.

When is the last time you saw a bovine family picture- mom, dad, and baby?  They are even posing!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Oldest Cow #26 has Heifer #79

Have been watching #26 for weeks.  She was obviously pregnant.  She didn't calve last year but the year before successfully delivered and raised twins.  She has to have produced a dozen calves.  A good mother.  Calf is a jet black heifer with tag #79.

Summer Good for both Cows and Calves

#22 with three month old heifer #68 are a demonstration of what happens when you combine good pasture, management, and genetics.  This calf is twice the weight I would have seen in my calf crop 30 years ago.  A year from now this calf will breed at close to 1000 pounds.

If I went by the books I have more cows per acre than should be sustainable but in most places the grass is still outgrowing the cows.  In places it is going to seed.