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 Hickory Valley Farms
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12/31/2014 2:42:05 PM reply with quote send message to Hickory Valley Farms Object to Post   

Hey Guys,

Just starting my herd over, wondering what the keeper stats for calves is right now? any help is appreciated.

Thansk

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 Wishing Wells Cattle
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12/31/2014 3:00:12 PM reply with quote send message to Wishing Wells Cattle Object to Post

11.5 muscle @ prime
8.0 bc
12 bone
11.4 neck
 
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1/5/2015 7:10:35 PM reply with quote send message to Object to Post edit post

For me right now I'm keeping calves with...

2.3 birth muscle
4.5- 14 day muscle (highest has been double 4.7)
11.5- 40 day muscle

I don't keep anything below 2.3 birth muscle and nothing below 4.5 muscle at 14 days. If it is anything below that it won't muscle well. My goal right now with muscle is double 12.

Bone 12
Neck 11.4

I kind of combine neck and bone together when I look at stats. So there is some wiggle room for bone and neck to go below keeper stats...but I'm getting more 11.5 neck so I'm starting to raise the bar on neck.

8.3 birth cap

I am a little more strict on cap than most herf breeders. I want high cap. I'll still keep a few herfs below 8.3 but obviously the higher the better.

Hope that helped!


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1/5/2015 7:13:26 PM reply with quote send message to Wayside valley Object to Post

That was me that posted that...don't know why my name didn't show up.
 Hickory Valley Farms
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1/6/2015 4:35:39 PM reply with quote send message to Hickory Valley Farms Object to Post

Thanks for the help guys!

HVF

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