I had a fantastic morning at the cattle auction today. I put my yearling dairy/beef steers in as a late entry after reading that there would be a huge yarding of weaner calves going under the hammer. The thought of all those beef farmers being at the auction with money to spend was just to good an opportunity to let go by.
I topped the market with my boys, they fetched NZ$855, $40 more than the best price paid for prime beef I sold them as one lot with an average weight of 395 kg (870 lbs).
There was a lovely little Jersey cow which I was tempted to buy as she went for only 72 cents kg (2.2lb per kg). But I was sensible and resisted because of not having access to her history.
BUT, when I got home there was an email from the man I've been buying my little Jersey cows from to say I can buy some more from him if I like I'm sure I could safely run another couple without running into feed shortages over the summer
Midge - who stays permanently logged on to save precious time;-) New Zealand Milk-maid to Lizzie and Boss Cow of a growing herd of glorious Jerseys
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
Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
Feb 8, 2020 20:46:23 GMT -5
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