Wehner Homestead 2019 Calving

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Calving on the Homestead starts soon. The first two are due Feb 11.

Our Calving schedule for this year:
2/11Georgia (Grand Fortune)
Gatlin (Destiny)
2/19Maxine (MWJ)
2/23Scarlett (Grand Fortune)
2/25 Maddie (Loaded for Bear)
2/28Ember (Destiny)
3/1 Bailey (Dakota Gold)
3/5 Sydney (approx Otis)
3/23Bailey (Dakota Gold)
4/1 Dolly (approx Otis)
4/15Bailey (Fred)
4/18Melody (Fred)
5/2 Mabel (Fred)

Open: Maizy, Moxie, Josie
Mya (not ours but living at our house)

Georgia and Gatlin are due first. Both didn’t calve last year. Gatlin is Georgia’s second calf so we can’t wait to see what she produces. (Sydney is also a Georgia daughter-her first calf, we also retained.)

Georgia (this will be here fifth time Calving...she’s huge! A heifer from this breeding would be an answer to prayer!)
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Gatlin (this will be her first Calving. Just praying for an uneventful delivery with a healthy dam and calf.)
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Melody was in standing heat on Saturday. :he:rant:smackTalk about frustrating. She’s not a successful AI option either. Combine that with her vaginal prolapse this past year and she will be headed down the road. Crazy weather next week means that we will put it off for a few weeks but can’t afford to keep them around if they aren’t earning their keep.

On a more positive note, I saw Georgia quite well while doing chores this morning. She’s not due until 2/11 so around 3 more weeks. She’s huge! No vulva swelling or notable udder filling yet.
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Man... she looks like a rhino or hippo as wide as she is and low to the ground... Twin bull calves? :fl
 

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Is that Georgia emulating the adjacent roll of hay?? I believe she swallowed one already! Do not let her step on a foot. :D =D
 

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Oh... Well then... Here's hoping it's twin heifers! I thought most folks wanted bulls to make steers for sale, but I guess if you intend to continue their line/increase herd size, you need a heifer or two in there as well. :)
 

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Oh... Well then... Here's hoping it's twin heifers! I thought most folks wanted bulls to make steers for sale, but I guess if you intend to continue their line/increase herd size, you need a heifer or two in there as well. :)
This is a very planned out breeding...if sexed female semen was available, you could bet that’s what we would’ve used!

Trying to get several amazing females to raise Show calves for the kids. It’s been a project. There’s not a female bovine on this farm that we paid any more than market value for. We’ve used AI and good herd bulls to breed up. Definitely quite close to being “there.”
 
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