"I'm in eastern iowa. Delaware county. Weather has been great for calving. I'm still at 100% live calves. If you have had lots of poor weather where you are at..than your cows are probably under a lot of stress...they don't produce…"
"After they calve we have the vet check to make sure they "clean" alright and are free of any infection at herd health, than we breed ours on their 2nd heat. we do this because we have had A LOT better luck with them sticking on the first…"
"shottle, champion and Goldwyn are probably the most popular right now. another great sire is Dundee. I've heard that Goldwyn aren't as good in freestalls, their more of a Tiestall barn breed. All depends on what you want to breed for,…"
"both good and bad. Great if your going to buy some heifers. They will grow!! I would still go out and hand feed them a bucket of grain or so and walk through them occasionally or they may get pretty wild and hard to load when you decide to sell.…"
"If you plan on selling the calves, than wean them the day you sell them. Thats what i do and have great luck! I sell mine bout 500 lbs or so. Give them there shots and casturate the bulls and implant..whatever else you do and wait to wean them a…"
"Depending on how bad the corn crop is...chopping it is a good option if you are going to feed it to cattle, but you loose some nutrients. Our Pioneer agronomist came and looked at the corn as we were chopping it and said they thought the little bit…"