Update on "5 tries to breed heifer, hamburger or try again?"

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by lorian, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. lorian

    lorian Well-Known Member

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    Well,
    thanks for all the good advice to my thread post (about a month and a half ago) we ran buttercup the heifer with a Jersey bull and it took! She's expecting . So now I don't have to buy a new freezer!

    I guess the bull just had better timing than we did! I'm hoping I don't have to do this everytime but he "saved her butt" in the nick of time (literally! ) :baby04:

    Just want to say I really appreciate all the people on this HS board.
     
  2. Patt

    Patt Well-Known Member

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    Yay for Buttercup, I hope she has a wonderful heifer calf! :)
     

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    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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  4. JeffNY

    JeffNY Seeking Type

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    Giving an animal an extra try can pay off. I know if I gave up on the heifer that took 8 tries, I would have missed out on one that tested 96lbs in November, and one who could classify 85pts or better. Sometimes the extra push is needed, and when you have a good animal, turning the other way is very hard to do.



    Jeff
     
  5. Christina R.

    Christina R. Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!! Here's not only hoping for a heifer calf, but for an easy birth and a great experience milking buttercup.
     
  6. de Molay

    de Molay Well-Known Member

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    That's the big problem with AI...A good prolific bull is the sure way....If you are renting a purebred bull from someone, ask to see his Bulltest certificate from the vet....Give him a good look over make sure he has good feet and is not lame...The best way is to take the cow to the bull if you can....