5 first calf heifers

Discussion in 'Cattle Raising Forum' started by dawnandduke2002, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. dawnandduke2002

    dawnandduke2002 New Member

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    Okay, I'm thirteen and have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO. Seriously. I've raised bottle calves, but never five first calf hereford heifers! I'm sure my dad knows exactly how to take care of them, but I want to know, too, since I'll be showing them and their calves each year. So, what's the daily care, the monthly care, and the yearly care? Better yet, what do you do to show them? What do the judges judge in 4h about your cow?:confused:
     
  2. tnsalersbreeder

    tnsalersbreeder Cattle GURU!

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    First thing you need to do is go buy some chains to pull all five calves. We used to raise herefords at one time had 300 some odd head years ago. Nothing but calving problems and cancer eye. I am sure the cancer eye deal has improved but I seriously doubt all the calving problems have been worked out.
     

  3. charloisfarmer

    charloisfarmer New Member

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    They judge bone density brisket feminity shoulder width if they have a straight top line if there level through out the body and depth
     
  4. tnsalersbreeder

    tnsalersbreeder Cattle GURU!

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    They also check how they track (walk) rear feet should step directly into the hoof print of the front hoof. As well as spring of rib and fleshing ability.
     
  5. tnsalersbreeder

    tnsalersbreeder Cattle GURU!

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    Also the judges will ask you questions. Like when was this calf born? Who was its sire and dam? Etc
     
  6. 1UpCattle

    1UpCattle New Member

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    I have been raising and showing both heifers and steers almost all of my life , what are some specific questions you have I would be more than happy to help