In 2011, 545 gave birth to identical twins Gem 698 and Meg 699. Last summer they were both mated by bull 106, on the 2nd and 5th of January respectively.
There will be two parts to this competition: the birth date/s and the sex/es of the calves. Will these identical twins end up calving on the same day, or the same gestational day and will their calves be sisters or brothers, or one of each? I'm looking forward to finding out.
Anyone may enter the competition from anywhere in the world for FREE, but only one entry per person, please.
At the close of the competition only your first name and location will be published on this website; email addresses will only be used for contact in regard to this competition (and the update emails, if you request them), we never pass them on to anyone else.
The (hopefully) happy events will be announced as soon as possible after they occur.
Congratulations to those who got the bits right they did and none of us got very near getting it all correct. I'm very pleased they've both successfully calved, rather pleased they have both produced bulls, because it will make comparisons between them over the next six months easier than if their calves were of different sexes. When they're both clean and dry, I'll get some close-up photos of their little faces and see how alike they are.
Thank you all very much for joining in this bit of fun.
This Competition closed at midnight on Wednesday 2 October 2013.
|1 October||Ella, Whakatane: 698 heifer|
|3 October||Shelley, Waitakere: 698 heifer|
Ella, Whakatane: 699 bull
|4 October||Steve, Huntly: 698 twins, one of each|
|5 October||Jon, Waitakere: 698 bull|
Ruth, Diggers Valley: both bulls
|8 October||Shelley, Waitakere: 699 bull|
Sue, Ohau: 698 heifer
|9 October||Bernie, Melbourne: 698 heifer|
Sandy, Hawkes Bay: 698 heifer
Nadene, Mangatawhiri: 699 bull
Joyce, Loveland, Ohio USA: 698 bull
Peter, Kaitaia: 698 bull
|10 October||Jon, Waitakere: 699 bull|
Steve, Huntly: 699 heifer
Suzi, Rothesay Bay: both heifers
Sandy, Hawkes Bay: 699 bull
Nadene, Mangatawhiri: 698 heifer
Joyce, Loveland, Ohio USA: 699 heifer
Steve, Canterbury: 698 heifer
|11 October||Janice, Okaihau: 698 heifer|
Maria, East Taieri: 698 bull
Steve, Canterbury: 699 heifer
Peter, Kaitaia: 699 heifer
|12 October||Bernie, Melbourne: 699 bull|
Maria, East Taieri: 699 heifer
Sue, Ohau: 699 bull
Hannah, Auckland: 698 heifer
|13 October||Melanie, Vicksburg MS: both heifers|
Megan, Martinborough: 698 bull, 699 heifer
Hannah, Auckland: 699 heifer
|14 October||Nicola, Wellington: 698 heifer|
Janice, Okaihau: 699 bull
|15 October||Nicola, Wellington: 699 bull|
|27 October||Renée, Otaki: both heifers|