Youngest live heifer calving

Had this youngster calve yesterday, unassisted, bull calf,heifer is 14 months 20 days old ,anyone had one younger ?
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bluebell

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ive had a few unplanned pregs over the years, alot of worry leading up to the birth, will it be a vet job? ive found, touch wood that the last couple have been alright and calved themselves okay, gone on to be good mothers as well ?
 

Poorbuthappy

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
Had this girl calve on 6th June. Born 20th April so not much over 13.5 months.
Calf was decent size for any heifer, but the heifer is tiny so was bit concerned. All OK but wouldn't want to make a habit of it.
Was a young bull in his first season so hope he doesn't get a taste for the heifer calves!
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Little squeak

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Location
Lancashire
I had one born on 25 04 2010 and calve on 02 7 2011 no vet involved but the heifer did collapse after standing when it had given birth, has calved with no problem every year except 2014 when it "had a year off" had twins last year just a single every other time.
Expect hassle from BCMS as they will want to see your calving records.
 

Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
Had this youngster calve yesterday, unassisted, bull calf,heifer is 14 months 20 days old ,anyone had one younger ?View attachment 971097
She’s a well grown heifer! Nice tidy little outfit there. Our youngest was 13 months 2 days but we didn’t get a live calf. We had it induced a week early but it must have been 2/3 weeks off when it came out. Struggled with it for 3 days before it just faded away. That heifer never was any bloody good! 😂
 
Had this girl calve on 6th June. Born 20th April so not much over 13.5 months.
Calf was decent size for any heifer, but the heifer is tiny so was bit concerned. All OK but wouldn't want to make a habit of it.
Was a young bull in his first season so hope he doesn't get a taste for the heifer calves!
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That is some going, the bulls that serve our heifers must have given a little skip rather than a jump!
 
Heifer looks well grown for its age , esp considering it was growing itself and a calf too !
Plenty milk too 👍
My son told me a couple of months ago that he thought she was in calf , thought it was just udder fat , outside she went until a month ago when she was showing more udder , again just dismissed it as another mate in the bunch suckling it until a week ago when she had a good bag of milk and realised sh!t on it , she was in calf, but she has never had any gut , the calf must have been stood up while inside her . Luckily she was in calf to her father in the back ground of the picture who is very easy calving and she has grown on really well and was around ,500kilos at 13 months old , she has bags of milk,is a quiet good mum , so am feeling really pleased but I know I've been really lucky to get away with it and on another heifer of the same age it would of been a complete disaster
 

serf

Member
Location
warwickshire
My son told me a couple of months ago that he thought she was in calf , thought it was just udder fat , outside she went until a month ago when she was showing more udder , again just dismissed it as another mate in the bunch suckling it until a week ago when she had a good bag of milk and realised sh!t on it , she was in calf, but she has never had any gut , the calf must have been stood up while inside her . Luckily she was in calf to her father in the back ground of the picture who is very easy calving and she has grown on really well and was around ,500kilos at 13 months old , she has bags of milk,is a quiet good mum , so am feeling really pleased but I know I've been really lucky to get away with it and on another heifer of the same age it would of been a complete disaster
Sounds like she will be a keeper to me 👍
 

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