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mpassmore85
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Fertility question

Postby mpassmore85 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:55 am

Apparently inherited a couple cows from family (they sold their farm).
They haven’t bothered to breed them in 3 or 4 years the cows all had calves every 10-11 months previously. They just kept as pets.

Can I expect issues if they are with rest of my herd and they get bred or should all be good?

Cows are all good shape middle aged
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Re: Fertility question

Postby wbvs58 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:54 am

They should be good to go but it is not good for them to be idle for a few years like that they should be kept pregnant and lactating, that is what their bodies are designed for, keeps the attitude in their head better too or am I extrapolating too much from other species? I better say no more.

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Re: Fertility question

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:11 am

Ken, you are right, they do better if kept in calf. They can get "stale" and have a hard time getting bred. Not always, but can. I'm surprised they are not an 8 BCS!
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Re: Fertility question

Postby farmerjan » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:21 pm

I have to agree that you might have trouble getting them bred once they are "idle " that long. But if they breed then hopefully their systems will "remember" what to do and you should be good to go. Good luck with them.
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