Faster horses said:Yep. I'd say they were ready to be weaned.
The cattle around here would sure like to have some of your
Love your dogs!! Thanks for the pictures.
per said:Nice calves RA. You got things under control.
cure said:looks good I was once told the if the calf is the same size as the cow it is time to wean I wish we had green grass like that cattle look good and I am glad to see someone else has more dogs that me :lol:
Soapweed said:Nice calves, R A. They will probably get by just fine without their mommies. :wink:
Justin said:calves look good, nice work
4Diamond said:Good looking pictures RA. One thing I have to take issue with or suggest is the yellow electric fence insulators on the fence. I have used these and have had 0 luck with them. Also what gauge wire is that offset electric. I have converted mine to all 12.5 wire and different offsets and get along much better.
Once again things are looking good.
Faster horses said:I wouldn't advise going back on your baldie heifers with a hereford bull.
You'll get a lot of white plus some other undesirable Hereford
traits. (please, don't jump on me, Hereford folks....I do like Herefords,
just not crossed on baldy heifers.) The Char cross works well, but
not if you want consistent replacment heifers. I'd go with smaller framed
black simmental or back to black angus. You can get good heifers
and good steers with that cross. FWIW
A Hereford man from our area told me once (he actually was
Hereford Man of the Year once) that the first cross of Hereford
and Angus was dynamite and it was downhill from there...people
love the F1 cross, but after that, you have to scratch your head
on what to do next, just like you are doing.
I'm old enough that the KISS system works for me.
Keep It Simple, Stupid. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:
We use the insulators for our electric fence like that on a mile of fence and get along great... Matter of fact the neighbor said he accidently touched it and it felt like it took his arm off.. LOL But what the heck do I know???
4Diamond said:I have had bad luck with the yellow insulators getting flipped off the posts and after time wears on the plastic gets very brittle. I use these:http://www.powerflexfence.com/?page_id=2390 or a variation and really enjoy them.
R A said:I love horned hereford bulls...and will probably always have them on bougthen angus cows around here.
I wasn't going to ask this, because their can be so many answers like a lot of things in beef raising, but, if anybody see's this.... what would a good cross be on these baldy heifers I'm keeping? I'm a little fuzzy on which way to go with them?????
maybe it matters on wanting a stricly terminal cross????? or a possible cross where good steers and possible replacement heifers can be had????
I know I want good steers for sure out of this cross....not sure on needing replacements out of this cross
I know there are bad bulls in all breeds that are out there, but trying to decide on a breed......Gelbvieh, Brangus, Beefmaster,..... would going back to Angus lose any thing?
I have old and current ranching footage from Texas to either the Gang ranch or the Douglas Lake Cattle Co. in Canada, where Charolais bulls were used on baldy cows and they look good.
I guess I need to see what might sell the best around here maybe?
Please disreguard. Just thinking out load....lol....or chime in when the smoke clears
edited to add: Would going back to another horned hereford on these baldy heifers be a waste? anybody ever do that?
R A said:4Diamond said:I have had bad luck with the yellow insulators getting flipped off the posts and after time wears on the plastic gets very brittle. I use these:http://www.powerflexfence.com/?page_id=2390 or a variation and really enjoy them.
Boy that site has a lot of info in it. I found it interesting that they don't promote using t-posts with electric fencing. I don't know much about electric fencing....thanks for the link. Heck, I lived outside of Marshfield for a couple years and have been through Seymour a bunch....just never went up the street they are located on.