Post by Meadow Creek Mama on Aug 10, 2019 20:41:29 GMT -5
Flower is in heat and the bull is still here, but is she too young/small? 12 months old, 750# on a weight tape. Bull is either Lowline Angus or a young Angus. His back is the same height as my 1000# Jersey cows.
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Homestead wife and mom to three kiddos. 3 Jerseys: 2 milk cows (Tirzah & Bella) and 1 heifer calf (Charlotte) Lots of laying hens with roosters A flock of broilers every year 2 Tamworth pigs this year 1 Malamute mix 4 Barn Cats
Yes, well within the range. My excellent (former dairyman turned breeder) assures me any heifer over 600 pounds is good to breed. My heifer Sapphire just went into heat today for the first time. She's small, MSXNew Zealand J...13 months. I will breed her next round. She's barely 600 pounds. Breed to an Angus if you want carcass for veal or steer, but I wouldn't hesitate to breed to a jersey bull with smaller stature genetics. If you end up with a heifer, better milking value. If the Angus bull is there and can do the job, then do it.
Last Edit: Aug 11, 2019 11:38:19 GMT -5 by brigitte
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
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