I think #K16 must have read your post - - - -She calved first this year - - a real nice hiefer on Jan 16th ( bred for March calf ) that I'm keeping back to breed, not sure how she got with the bull as I turned him in with the cows June 10th.
Now this morning (Dec 28th) she had a great bull calf. I don't know how she got with the bull again and this calf is about 80# so I don't think it is premy.
This is her 7th calf and her first bull, all the hiefers I have kept back so I now have 6 daughters (sisters) in the herd and 2 grand daughters.
When you only have 21 cows and 6 are from the same cow it is a close grouping!
I leave the bull to run with the bred cows, she and her calf have been pulled and put in with the hiefers I kept back to breed this spring so she is away from the bull, this is how I always do it so the bull is only by himself April and May and the first 10 days of June, I guess he must be mailing it to her!