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Update on bottle calf

Postby alabama » Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:28 pm

My bottle calf is no longer a bottle calf. He has decided that he would much rather have fresh cows milk and turns up his nose at the bottle. That rascal can steel all the milk he wants but he has a mother in the heifer that lost her calf. While he prefers that heifer, he steels a little from most of the other cows while they are nursing their calves. The guy is growing like a waterweed. He is also creep feeding.
I thought he might be trouble by pushing me a following me around but that is not the case. He still comes up to see me when I check cows but he does not stay long.
I guess I got lucky with this one.
Thanks for all the good advice while trying to save this nice bull calf.

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Postby Big Muddy rancher » Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:39 pm

Did you ship his EX- mother? :cowboy:
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Postby alabama » Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:46 pm

His X mother has not left yet but it won't be long. She is comming up to feed in the evenings and after I breed the cows in that pasture I will bring the trailer over and let her take a ride to town.
You know that dern cow is feeding every calf in the pasture. She would not take her calf so after I took him home she starts feeding all the others.
I am going to a sale this weekend and try to pick up some nice young replacement cows. If I get some good ones she ain't the only cow I got going to get wheels under them. I better cull now while the price is up.

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Postby the_jersey_lilly_2000 » Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:21 pm

I got one I'm bottle feedin as well.......n I like that term..."Ex Mother"...she just had this lil heifer calf and walked off...never looked back. I watched this calf all of one day lay by the creek..mom never once seemed to take notice..late that evenin I went to check to see if "mom" had come to feed. Nope....mom wasn't bein a mom at all..calf was weak and couldnt go good...bellered..mom said zip...didnt even look up from eatin grass.....I took calf to her....she walked off again. Yeap I"m stuck bottle feedin and "Ex Mother" will be takin a ride the next go round when we work cows.
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Postby katrina » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:22 pm

BAMA,
Does your calf have a name? Registered name???? If not I'm thinking ranchers net something??? Umm ranchers net company? What is the breeding on the calf????

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Postby Faster horses » Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:17 pm

Talking about culling some of those rips~the killer cow market here is up $4.00/cwt. Some are up in the sixty-cent range.
Good time to clean house!

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Postby alabama » Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:15 am

katrina: I have not registered the calf yet but here is his breeding.

Damn = Burberrys Rosebud 988; AAA number = 13550475 she is a G D A R Royce 131 daughter out of a G A R Precision 1680 daughter. http://www.angus.org/common/epd_ped_dtl ... 4D44594047[/url]
Sire = Billy; AAA number 14386555 he is a son of S A Neutron 377 and his momma is a Pine Drive Big Sky daughter. http://www.angus.org/common/epd_ped_dtl ... 4D44594047

I am always looking for good names. Any suggestions.

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Postby katrina » Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:47 am

Bama,
1,Billy Burberry Rancher
2,Ranchers Rosebud Drive.(my favorite)
3,Big Sky Rosebud
4,Ranchin Billy Royce
5Ranchers net Drive By.
6,Burberry Neutron
7,Rancher Burberry Billy.
8.Ranchers Percision Sky
9, Ranchers percision Drive
10, Hound Dog :wink:
Lets have a poll to name your baby Alabama...

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Postby alabama » Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:23 am

Sure. We can name him what ever name wins.

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Postby katrina » Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:01 pm

Alabama,
Okay(Yippeee) Since your the engineer, do you want to have a poll or just everyone place there two cents... Do you have any other names? The ball is in your court......

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Postby the_jersey_lilly_2000 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:03 pm

Dang..makes me glad I raise commercial cows..can't imagine havin to come up with names for all of em for registration........I'm doin good to come up with names like..."Aunt Jemima, Pokey, Molly, Sug, Panda, etc......most of em tho only go by their ear tag number...few of em when we first started got names cuz Amanda (my daughter) was little...and she'd try to tell me somethin about a cow.....n I didn't know which one she was talkin bout...so we started givin em names. Thank goodness she outgrew that n learned her numbers..or I'd still be tryin to think up names haha
Good luck Alabama on comin up with a name....
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Postby katrina » Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:16 pm

My colts all have funky names like.
Cats Lucky Gold,
Chips Ahoy Cowgirl,
King Cats Easy Money.....


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