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Hello from Virginia

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:12 pm
by cow/calf
We have cow/calf beef cattle, chickens, goats and honeybees and I am currently introducing bottle-baby Holstein soon-to-be steers. The first five went well but the 2nd four have been a challenge- scours, bloating, off feed, etc. I think they are on their way to being healthy but I may be on here looking for suggestions. Learning through your experiences and my mistakes will be enriching- I hope.

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:33 pm
by slick4591
:welcome:

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:35 pm
by JW IN VA
:welcome: Where in Va?

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:38 pm
by JW IN VA
:welcome: Where in Va?

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:03 pm
by cow/calf
Greene County

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:24 pm
by farmerjan
Welcome also from another VA farmer. Ditto the where in Va?

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:29 pm
by TN Cattle Man
:welcome: to the Boards!!

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:59 am
by msplmtneer
Howdy and :welcome: to the board :tiphat:

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:52 am
by Rafter S
cow/calf wrote:We have cow/calf beef cattle, chickens, goats and honeybees and I am currently introducing bottle-baby Holstein soon-to-be steers. The first five went well but the 2nd four have been a challenge- scours, bloating, off feed, etc. I think they are on their way to being healthy but I may be on here looking for suggestions. Learning through your experiences and my mistakes will be enriching- I hope.



Welcome, and since you already mentioned suggestions on the bottle calves, mix a raw egg in their milk a couple times a week.

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:38 pm
by Workinonit Farm
cow/calf wrote:Greene County


:shock: Where in Greene?? We're in Greene!

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:49 pm
by skyhightree1
:welcome: n I'm from Virginia.. I'd also suggest keeping some good drugs on hand.

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:17 pm
by cow/calf
Rafter S wrote:
cow/calf wrote:We have cow/calf beef cattle, chickens, goats and honeybees and I am currently introducing bottle-baby Holstein soon-to-be steers. The first five went well but the 2nd four have been a challenge- scours, bloating, off feed, etc. I think they are on their way to being healthy but I may be on here looking for suggestions. Learning through your experiences and my mistakes will be enriching- I hope.



Welcome, and since you already mentioned suggestions on the bottle calves, mix a raw egg in their milk a couple times a week.


I understand the egg adds protein- what about egg-borne diseases?

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:24 pm
by cow/calf
Workinonit Farm wrote:
cow/calf wrote:Greene County


:shock: Where in Greene?? We're in Greene!
skyhightree1 wrote::welcome: n I'm from Virginia.. I'd also suggest keeping some good drugs on hand.
JW IN VA wrote::welcome: Where in Va?

Greene County
We must be neighbors because it is a small county- Quinque area

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:28 pm
by cow/calf
skyhightree1 wrote::welcome: n I'm from Virginia.. I'd also suggest keeping some good drugs on hand.
What do you recommend? As each calf arrives they get an 8-way, Probios, and a tag. I keep penicillin, C&D anti-toxin, CORID and electrolytes.

Re: Hello from Virginia

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:09 pm
by Workinonit Farm
cow/calf wrote:We must be neighbors because it is a small county- Quinque area


Stanardsville/Dyke area. :)

Do you get your Holsteins from Lamms or other source?

Waaaayyyyy back, when I was doing Holstein bottle babies, I was getting mine from Madison, Champ Hill (Fitzgerald). They have since sold out.