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Re: Dairy cow or elephant ?


They look better and show better. They should also milk more because they eat more unless they are big and woody; for me they have to be big and dairy.
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Take a look at the highest lifetime production cows in your herd. Were they your biggest heifers when they first entered the milking herd? I doubt it!
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I've just checked my current highest lifetimers, [sign in to see URL]....... size doesn't seem to make much difference. If anything, most are average size. Perhaps there is less weight on their feet and joints to start with.

Broa, what do you say about Cash?

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Broa, what do you say about Cash?


I only have one more except for this "elephant" I refer to in this thread, the big girl is not pretty and her tape estimated weight of 1100kg/2400lbs ( I'm going to put her on a scale soon just to find out how heavy she really is ) are puting a lot of strain on her feet and legs.
My other Cash might be one of his highest scored daughters at VG85 in her third lactation.
Her third lactation wich is her most recent one, she finished at 365d 15300kg/33700lbs [sign in to see URL] and [sign in to see URL] 1224kg/2700lbs combined fat-protein.
I still have to say that she's the exception from the rule that I don't much like Cash anymore.
If you like to stick needles into your cows as in mastitis treatment, than he's the bull for you :uo

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What age do cattle stop growing? Working with a calved heifer who is 63 and half inches tall and shes just turned three years old. Can she get bigger. One of best cattle in yard to handle herself, plus that much scale is so impressive. Size matters........
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Rubbish!

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Heard a story that mature, 3rd lactation plus cows, actually grew when some herds in New Zealand started feeding concentrates a few years ago.

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Cowpower, i think you are obsessed with this Leduc!!!! emoticon
Is she going to make an appearance at Tulamore? If she is 89 points then i think she has to go or people will talk!!!! emoticon

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Just a little bit... Cant be helped. Actually another heifer the same height and same age so it was an observational question... No just been operated on so not a hope.
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Just a little bit... Cant be helped. Actually another heifer the same height and same age so it was an observational question... No just been operated on so not a hope. emoticon
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