redcattle56 said:When do most Canadians start calving?
Do you follow the same pattern as most Northern US cattlemen ad start end Feb first of March?
Border rancher said:Now I have a problem that needs your help. or someone else's help if they can suggest any magic solution.
Last Dec. my husband had an unfirtunate accident was was left with a brain injury. He kept all kinds of records, how to do lists etc. in that brain. Now the info is lost. He didn't write down much and as he always did these things, I have no one to ask. The problem is: Soon it will be time to take the heifer bulls out. When I look in the pen at our 20+ bulls, I don't know which are the heifer bulls. hubby knew that. On some of the papers from the sales, and on some of the pedigrees is written birth wt. ect. and a tag number. Most of the bulls have ;ost their ID tags. Should I run them all through the chute and try to find out who they are by reading their tattoos, or is it safe to just guess and choose 3 with smaller heads, shoulders, joints etc. Please help!
Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 1:46 pm Post subject:
Border, in my opinion you better do whatever it takes to get the right bulls with the heifers. If running them through the chute doesn't solve things, I think you'd be better off finding 3 new bulls to do the job. We made a mistake here once about 15 years ago, and Dad and I did 22 c-sections on heifers. One night we did three. Since then we take no chances, it's just not worth it.
Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 1:03 pm Post subject:
Border I think I'd check them out in the chute to be safe-we just started calving yesterday.
wyo said:I think as soon as the US brings COOL on board we as US cattle operations will be better off. NAFTA has flooded our US beef market with canadian cattle and for that we get less money. So if you wonder if any one down here feels bad beacuse you are getting 200 for open cows? My guess is no. COOL is Country of Origin Labeling and with that we can let the consumer decide what they want to eat and restrict canadian cattle simply by the lack of demand for it. As far as I am concerned the US grows the best beef in the world and the canadians need to stay on their side of the border and if ya get 200 a head for open cows so be it
On the other Border