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EthanQ 03-21-2013 06:07 PM

Who's Got Cattle?
Just curious as to how many people here have cattle?
We used to be a cattle operation, but are now down to just my brother & I's 4H Cattle.
We Currently have 2 purebred Pinzgauer cows, and two of their offspring that we kept as cows, while their bullcalves we take to the fair and sell.
^The original two purebreds
^ PinzgauerXSimmental
^Not the best picture, but PinzgauerXAngus

Examples of their calves in the past:
^Sold last summer, can't seem to find any pics of him at the fair.

Those are all the pics I can find at the moment. We are calving right now so I will post pictures of the new babies as they come.

Anyone else here calving right now?

GallopingGuitarist 03-21-2013 07:25 PM

I do! Right now I just have a Tarentaise/Angus heifer. But she is due to calve anytime! My parents and siblings have a few others as well, Dexters, Dexter/Jersey, LimousinX, Dutch Belted, Dutch Belted/Jersey, as well as some other crosses in there. Right now we have a dexter/jersey bull and a tarentaise/jersey bull. I'll find and post pictures later. My student should be getting here anytime. :-)

Delfina 03-21-2013 08:14 PM

I have an Angus that is due to calve any minute, 1/2 of an Angus x Hereford steer and a Hereford bull (the sire of my coming calf and the steer) that's boarded here.

Kiddos are squawking about wanting a bottle calf, I am holding off until all the cows in the mixed herd (mine and our friend's) calve, just in-case one ends up needing to be bottle fed. All the heifers are elsewhere until they calve and they'll head back here mid-Spring or so.

EthanQ 03-21-2013 08:42 PM

My grandpa was a big longhorn fan. We just got these pinzgauers as something to try and they throw some huge calves and milk them well. We usually just use our nieghbor's bulls which are usually simAngus.

GallopingGuitarist 03-21-2013 09:25 PM

Okay, I just found out that I don't take enough pictures of the cows. But here are a couple.

My sister's tarentaise/jersey bull, Tyme.

My favourite dexter heifer, Inky. She is now a second time calver.

My cow, Latte, as a calf. I worked long and hard to get this little gal out of her mother. Her head was turned back, and the cow was too young (bought as a bred heifer). She is a tarentaise/angus, half sister to Tyme, (I sold the cow to my sister).

The jersey bull that Dad and Mum just sold, Skipper. We had too many of his daughters that we were keeping, and too many bulls. Three bulls for 20 cows.

A half jersey heifer, Casey.

Dexter/jersey calf, Ferrid, and his mother, Fortune

Mandy, Dutch belted/Jersey heifer. She will calve for the first time this year.

Buttons, Dutch belted/angus heifer, she is now a second timer.

Esther, dexter cow (Inky's mom). Esther has really nice stocky calves, so we kept her 2012 calf a bull.

Bert, Esther's 2011 steer. Half jersey.

And finally the cow from hell! Vanilla Cream!
She is a milk cow, but it you don't tie her back leg up (to the wall behind her), she will try to kill you, not a joke. She has kicked everybody who has ever milked her, and she doesn't kick lightly. Sure is pretty though!

EthanQ 03-21-2013 10:04 PM

ThsThe two purebred pinzgauers have calved good healthy skunktailed calves. The mostly red heifer lost her calf. It was her first and had to be pulled. We are now waiting for the black cow to calve.
GallopingGuitarist. - I love your Jerseys!

GallopingGuitarist 03-21-2013 10:40 PM

I love your cows BTW, I keep forgetting to say that. :-) I had never heard of that breed before.
Jersey's are nice, I prefer them crossed with beef. They still produce milk, but they handle our winters a little better. My favorite breeds are Brown Swiss and Tarentaise. My first cow was a Brown Swiss, big and lovable! :-)
We had one Jersey/Tarentaise heifer that gave half milk, half cream. It was awesome!
For beef cows I like the black angus crossed hereford. The calves seem to sell quite well at the ring (they beef up really nice), and they are way too cute as young ones. :-)

ParaIndy 03-22-2013 02:05 PM

I own a pure Angus cow and her heifer calf. My brother's cow is about to give birth and we live on a ranch with about 400 cows. :)

Aggs 05-13-2013 06:47 PM

I actually own a large herd of beef cattle. I
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Endiku 05-13-2013 07:57 PM

We used to run a few dozen head for a feed lot but during the drought they really destroyed our pasture and we had to stop taking them. We still keep a few bull calves every year to acclimate our young horses in training to cattle and re-sell them when they're too big, and we currently have two steer calves right now who are actually in 'training' to potentially be part of our therapy program xD One is a little Jersey, but we might sell him through because he really just isn't cutting it as far as trainability and personality. The Holstein steer calf though, is great. His name is Jovi, and he's tons of fun xD VERY mouthy, but also very friendly and curious.

Here he is trying to 'help' a volunteer clean his water trough, which he routinely bathes himself in and dumps to let us know he needs fresh drinking water. LOL

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