Sure hate to jinx things but....

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Re: Sure hate to jinx things but....

Post by bball » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:15 pm

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I think I've paid my penance now. 3:00 this morning I pulled a tail first twin followed by a regular backwards twin. Covered in everything that can come out of the hind end of a cow from head to toe including inside my boots. I bet both those calves are 90lbs at least.
No doubt there Silver. Had to pull a heifer yesterday (afternoon thank heavens), got covered in the soup as well. I guess 8 days overcooked. Calf and ma are doing fine.


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Re: Sure hate to jinx things but....

Post by Silver » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:25 pm

lithuanian farmer wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:45 am
Silver wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:36 am
I think I've paid my penance now. 3:00 this morning I pulled a tail first twin followed by a regular backwards twin. Covered in everything that can come out of the hind end of a cow from head to toe including inside my boots. I bet both those calves are 90lbs at least.
Are both calves doing okay? Genders?
One of each sex naturally :roll: They are alive but slow to get going. I pulled the freemartin off the cow immediately, will use for a graft job if one is required in the next few days (assuming she gets going well) or sold if not given to a cow.

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Re: Sure hate to jinx things but....

Post by Nesikep » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:13 pm

I'm 1/4 of the way in.. had to pull one from a first timer.. not calf-jack kinda pull, but he got a bit hiplocked.. doing well now.. Next up are 2 old cows, they ought to know what to do, and then, well.. a heifer I figure has a set of twins cooking in there.
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Re: Sure hate to jinx things but....

Post by Silver » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:30 pm

I don't get it. 42 calves from Tues to Thurs, and the tap shut off. Almost. Gotta look back and see if there was a weather event or pasture move during breeding season that corresponds. Or maybe the boys just needed a day off?

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Re: Sure hate to jinx things but....

Post by Nesikep » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:26 am

I find they come in spurts too.. I'm expecting a lot in the next week
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Re: Sure hate to jinx things but....

Post by Silver » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:19 pm

Mrs. Silver and I were looking back on last years calving activities. One year ago today at 2:00 am I was loading up a cow to take to the vet for a c-section. As it turns out this morning at 2:00 am I was loading up a cow to take to the vet for a c-section. This time a backwards calf with a cow that would not fully dilate. Funny how things go.
We used to do our own c-sections, but have since decided for the rare occasion it happens to just let the vet deal with it. It was kinda nice to have a nap in the truck while the vets did their thing.

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Re: Sure hate to jinx things but....

Post by 1982vett » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:38 am

Silver wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:30 pm
I don't get it. 42 calves from Tues to Thurs, and the tap shut off. Almost. Gotta look back and see if there was a weather event or pasture move during breeding season that corresponds. Or maybe the boys just needed a day off?
What's your weather like....just wait till the next storm rolls through. :D
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