|How about a calf with 15
(fifteen) months old weighting 540 kg (five hundred forty kilos)? And you will be even
more surprised if this animal gets this heavy in a feeding diet of only dam's milk and
pasture? And more: the birth of "X-Buffalo of SI", how it was registered,
happened in a farm where the water buffalo squandering healthy and vitality on a firmly
land. It was in this health space in Saint Izabels Farm (Cajueiros exile
specifically) that has born a "super-calf" that we refereed in the beginning,
15 MONTHS - 540 kg in feeding diet of pasture:
At 15 months, X-Buffalo of SI weighted exactly 540 kilograms. Its confirmed by the veterinary, Doctor Josť Carlos Teixeira, technical of the Brazilian Water Buffalos Breeders Association ParŠs Department. "Its a rarity! It has the weight of an two years old animal", he said. And the most interesting is that X-Buffalo of SI grew in a feeding regime of dam's milk and pasture only, like the others animals in the farm, it doesnt know what is ration.
According the Brazilian Water Buffalos Breeders Association there are no register of a murrah water buffalo in this age with this weight. "Its a unpublished fact" celebrate Eduardo Daher. "When I said that I could reach this goal nobody believed" And there are no secrets to get this result. X-Buffalo of SI was born with the extraordinary weight of 51 kilograms. The calfs average weight at born is about 30 to 40 kilograms. The explanation could come from genetic. Its son of the cow "Roxinha" RD-8432. We used Artificial Insemination. The semen is from "Vulc„o" RD1735 who is son of MEMO Imp RD-282 (Semen imported from Bulgaria by EMBRAPA)
X-Buffalo of SI will stay in the herd on pasture regime to evaluate all its potentiality. The idea is that it will became a great semen producer with tested genetic in different herds. In the second semester of 2.001 it will be transferred to CEBRAN (Technical School) to begin the semen collecting.
X-Buffalo has already begun to copulate with the heifers, so in january/2002 the first calves of this magnificent animal will born.
24 MONTHS - 45 HEIFERS WITH CONFIRMED PREGNANCY:
Before leaving to the semen collect center, has already printed his mark on Santa Izabel Farm, because on the females that put under his service, left 45 pregnant, according to exams performed by Dr Souza and Dr Ohashi, both veterinarians of CEBRAN who develop researching works about water buffalo in partnership with the farm. In 2002 we are getting its first products, that will determine X-Bķfalo of SI potentiality to produce calves that can reach the levels that he reached.
The intense and precocious sexual activity has decreased its growth curve. The moving to the semen collect center also contributed to that, since the animal wasn't used to a halter regime and reacted by getting nervous and losing a lot of weight, because it would refuse to eat. With the special handling and the treatment that received at CEBRAN, X-Buffalo started to gain weight again and is already obedient to halter. Its semen will be available at September 2002 and will certainly print quality and weight gain speed, also refreshing the genetic of the Brazilian herd, that has a major blood relation
30 MONTHS - THE FIRST CALF IS BORN:
In June 2002, exactly when X-Bķfalo turned 30 months old, was born its first calf. The male BURUNGA ED DA SI, with a 44 kg weight, showing some of its father precocity. All 45 animals with birth scheduled until October 2002 will be carefully watched, so we can confirm the characteristics printed by the breeder on its calves
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