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Any one else having as much fun as I am calving in these beautiful balmy February temperatures? Seems like no matter when I try to get my calving timing worked out mother nature finds out and unleashes **** in the first couple weeks to make it extra fun, and I can take cold better than I can take the heat. -32c without the windchill as I'm typing this.

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It's warm there then. It was -37 with no wind last night when I went to check the cows. We are just over half done calving now. Its amazing how tough those little guys are once they get dried off. At least the sun has some heat in it these days.

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Brrr, I'm reluctant to hit the road with the semi myself until the sun shines for a bit...

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Once they get a good belly full then ya there pretty resilient. Mine are still spending most of their days in the warm up shack though. Cant imagine being soaking wet and being thrown out into these temps. Sure wish they'd tell me exactly when its gunna get cold every year so I can breed them around it, a guy can dream cant he.
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Yup, this weather is bs. Lost a 2 week old the other day. Brought in 2 bales of bedding and seen him on his own. He was cold, but no frozen ears or anything so I figured I would grab the last 2 bales of bedding then take him into the pump house. By time I got back his ears were frozen and he was in trouble. That 10 minutes that it took to grab the last 2 bales killed him. September calving seems like a good idea to me right now.
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September calving seems like a good idea to me right now.
Ive had that same thought for some time now. Started doing my replacement heifers in the fall.

Last october was the first crack, had some heifers and some older cows that were open so threw them with the bull again. Had 16 to calve. 9 pulls, 1 prolapse, 1 c-section, 15 calves. All while trying to get fall fert done. That sucked.

Dont know if if they cause they had good access to really good food in their last trimester being on good grass still or what but that was supposed to be from my "heifer" bull. Needless to say hes not my heifer bull anymore.
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I hope you have better luck with a different bull. That kind of story makes me unsure about the fall calving now and I hope that is a one off. The reason I want to try it is I am slow in fall. No crops of my own, just helping a few guys around as a fill in to give their regular help a day or two off.

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Got some heifers due the 20th, so could pop one anytime now, cows start March 10. Guy here today said he'd rather calve in frozen, cold and snow than in the mud. I said looks like I'll be doing both.

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Best of both worlds ctpusa

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I'm hoping my fall calving goes a bit better this year. Did some different methods this year to hopefully produce some nicer calves, and better mothers.

Even after that **** of a small calving season last fall I'm still thinking of moving more of them to it. This fighting with calves to drink at 2am in -40 temps is really trying my patience this year.

I dont like the mud either, always seems like I get to many sick ones, and why I started doing it earlier, to get out of the muck.

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