Mays Ranching Company, Inc.

Calf Crop Weaned Summer 2002 / Early Calves


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     Mays Ranching Company is once again pleased to offer 319 preconditioned Brangus-Charolais cross calves consisting of 152 steers and 167 heifers.  This exceptional group of calves was born in September, October, and November of 2001.  The calves’ mamas are top quality Brangus and Brangus white faced cows that were selected for various maternal abilities such as milking ability, structural stature, feeding efficiency, carcass value, rapid maturity, and phenotype.  The herd consists of many purchased cows as well as many replacements that have been raised on the ranch.  The purchased and replacement dams come from some of the top purebred Brangus breeders in the nation.  Like the dams, the sires were selected in the same manner with quality being our number one initiative.  Purebred Charolais bulls for the cross with the Brangus/Brangus-baldy cowherd have been selected from some of the nation’s top Charolais purebred breeders such as Camp Cooley Ranch at Franklin, TX.  Sire selections have been made with particular emphasis being placed on carcass value, feed efficiency, frame type, and phenotype. Every effort has been made to bring the best of each breed we have represented together in the calves so that feed efficiency and carcass value will be the ultimate gain. We believe that the genetic strategy which has been emphasized in our dam and sire selections was especially exemplified this year by the exceptional calf weaning weights in spite of pretty severe drought conditions. This must be interpreted as superior genetic influence.
     The calves were weaned on June 6,7, and 10.  The calves were then left in the pen for three to five days and fed a free-choice weaning ration from bulk feeders.  The calves are presently located on the ranch in southwestern San Saba County and turned out on improved pasture while being fed twenty percent cubes daily.  It is anticipated that the calves will be weighed and delivered f.o.b. the ranch between the 15-25 of July.  Weighing will be done on the ranch with certified scales with a 3% pencil shrink.    With our management and vaccination program, it is our belief that these calves will stray from sickness and perform extremely well for the buyer based on past history.  For inquires on the calves please contact Myron Mays at (915) 597-2537 or (915) 456-7741.

     Below is an outline of our preconditioning program:

I.    Cows palpated for palpated for pregnancy at weaning of last calf crop and routine culling process.
        A.    Pregnant cows treated with Dectomax for gastrointestinal parasites and grub control.
        B.    Pregnant cows administered Cattlemaster 4 + VL5.
        C.    Cow Herd nutritionally supplemented with 20% breeder cubes from mid-December thru mid-March (Alderman-Cave Feeds, Winters TX).
II.    Calves branded first week in December 2001.
        A.    Bull calves castrated with a knife.
        B.    Calves with hornes were dehorned.
        C.    Calves vaccinated (2 cc) intranasally with TSV2 (IBR-PI3) - Pfizer's modified live virus vaccine.
                Serial Number: SN A132300
                Expiration Date: 15 Oct 03    Lot: 1134801
        D.    Calves vaccinated (5 cc) subcutaneously with Pfizer's Ultrabac 7/Somubac.
                Serial Number: 5129663B
                Expiration Date: 31 Jan 04
III.    Calves weaned June 6, 7, & 10, 2002.
        A.    Administered 2 cc intramuscularly, Pfizer's Bovi Shield 4 (MLV) IBR, PI3, BVD, and BRSV.
                Serial Number: SN  A236337    Lot: 1239761
                Expiration Date: 4 Feb 04
        B.    Administered 2 cc subcutaneously, Pfizer's One Shot (Pasteurella haemolytica).
                Serial Number: SN A133602/A132471
                Expiration Date: 22 Apr 03    Lot 11348588
        C.    Administered Dectomax Pour-On.
                Serial Number: Lot KIT05811
                Expiration Date: 12 2005
        D.    Readministered 5 cc subcutaneously, Pfizer's Ultrabac 7/Somubac.
                Serial Number: 5129663B
                Expiration Date: 31 Jan 04
        E.    Calves NOT implanted at weaning.
        F.    Absolutely NO injections given in rear quarters; all injections administered in neck or axial region.
        G.    Calves fed high-energy, high-quality peleted ration, free-choice, from bulk feeders during weaning process for 3-5 days:
                Milo                            800#
                Cottonseed Meal        200#
                Molasses                    100#
                Cottonseed Hulls        425#
                Peanut Hulls                425#
                Rumensen Premix        30#
                Calcium                       30#
                Vitamin A                    1#
                Salt                             20#
IV.    Calves placed on Kleingrass June 12, 2002.
        A.    Calves fed 20% cubes, daily.
        B.    Fresh water and salt supplied, free-choice.

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