MRJ wrote:Ditto what Jinglebob asked. And what do the cows weigh? What do the calves usually weigh at weaning time? We are trying to get our cows a little smaller, maybe all under 11-1200 range. What do others think is ideal? Our breeding is more or less black angus, red angus, south devon, limousin. Using Leachman stabilizer bulls, mostly.
Isn't it funny how ranch families take so many more photo's of our cattle than of our families?
most of the mature cows weigh about 1500 lbs, some a little less. We've had them over a ton, but have tried to get away from that. Calves typically wean at 220 days around 600lbs, depending on pasture, weather, etc. Birth weights seem to stay pretty close to 85-95 lbs. The base herd is Blonde d'Aquitaine, but we have been using some red angus bulls on heifers, and some red angus/simmental cross bulls on the cows (as well as purebred blonde bulls).
Oh, and cows and horses are more fun to photograph, and I think that more people are actually interested in other peoples cows than their kids.