4Diamond wrote:One way or another if she's not gonna wean you a calf she better be gone or she would be here anyway.
We've done several things because I do travel and can't be there. We choose pretty good weather to calve in. We use great minerals and feed. During report exam on heifers, vet tells us of any tight Pelvic openings. And, we cull everything that is any kind of issue.
For the most part, the issues have all gone away. i sometimes see one of our heifers calve and am in absolute awe of how attentive they are in cleaning the calf and getting them going. We even have a pretty good amount of twins and haven't had to pen the cow up in a number of years. We show up and they have both nursing.
Sidenote, twins work for us. We have really good pastures and feed available. And our direct marketing program allows us to really utilize a moderate carcass.
So, yeah, I have likely culled some that would have given us more calves. But it is a good tradeoff IMO.