According to ICBF first cow due 7th Feb, hoping nothing goes until at least Feb 1 and I'll be happy
Icbf say 28th Jan but I'll be guessing the 5 days before that. Going to delay calving next year to first days of Feb.
First due the 26th, but had a Feb Calver throw a calf y day. One cow springing up due the end of January but that would be her form. Must offload a shot of yearlings and autumn calves and dry of last of spring calvers a bit of fencing and dosing to do as well and set up calf sheds
First one calfed today twins of ceq. Few down getting near it. Start the 10th.
between not going in calf and various other reasons ive gotten rid of 7 cows since the end of last year. one cow that was due in march threw a five month foetus a few weeks ago si am hoping for more luck during calving.
Ha I wish, half fcuked with flu last few days so daily stuff is tiring enough. A few cattle will be off to Mart mon, will dose young stock 2moro and once aut calves are gone will sort calf sheds. Will do fencing bit by bit in between. Must transfer a bit of slurry as well
Jan would be best time to do it before you put out slurry
What was spread last year should have well left its stamp on the ground or been used by now ie. your not getting false reading from fert you might have spread say 10 days ago if you were to do it middle of the year
first one here due 14th February - she is very reliable, so no romantic dinner out for me
The first one calved last week(284days). The second calved yesterday(288days) and others are close too. Both bulls. So far good start.
Yesterday born boy. Around 55kgs or so. Cow calved without assistance.
Just pulled a whopper of a Lim bull calf. I couldn't lift him of the ground, that's how heavy he was. Cow is PBR and I haven't got the tag no. of the bull yet. Way too much condition on the cow. That's the problem with buying them too close to calving. Not enough time to slim them down.
Yep dangerous as fcuk calving cows with that much condition. A real bug bear of mine.
He'll probably be dopey for awhile now aswell. But you got him out without to much incident by the sounds of it. so twould give you confidence in the cow going forward. Alls well that ends well I suppose.
Ya as soon as I handled her, I knew it would be grand. Cow is huge at the hips. I'd love to weigh him. I couldn't even lift the back of him up, that's with his front still down.