Here is the calf that was featured in my March blog post. He is almost six months old and pretty much half as big as his mother now. He has turned out to be one of the really good calves in this year's calf crop and is an example of the kind of cattle I am striving to raise that will produce a nice sized, well-finished grass-fed carcass at 18 months of age. He is moderately framed with nice thickness and lots of volume. His dam produces plenty of milk and has good genetics for growth, but is a smaller framed cow that is quite efficient in raising a calf that will weigh well over half of what she weighs by the time he is weaned in a couple months. This is a perfect example of what I am trying to do with my breeding program. This steer is the progeny of many generations of artificial insemination using semen from some of the very best bulls available anywhere in the world.
Our First Calf at 6 Months Old
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