How old does a heifer have to be before you can predict with any degree of accuracy what her mature size will be? Sweet Pea is 6 months old, 37 inches high at the hip and weighs 344 lbs. Her sire was small and slight and Daisy weighs between 850 and 900 lbs but she's not very tall. I have a lot of breeding scenarios to sort through with the family and I'd like to know if I can count on her being 500 lbs before July. She is still nursing and I'll keep letting her until I dry off Daisy at the end of November. They have good hay available free choice.
As an aside, LeBoeuf is 2 and a half months old, 212 lbs and 35 inches tall!!! I understand that he had head start on birth weight but golly! He's got these long Jersey legs and she's built like a tank. ;D
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Future mother of some children
Arctic farming at it's finest:
Bonnie- Highland/Shorthorn cow
Fiona her 2015 heifer calf
Sweet Pea-Dexsey heifer
Shrimp her 2013 bull calf
Buncha' chickens and turkeys
Dogs, cat, parakeets and fish
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