Heifer not bagging up

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Re: Heifer not bagging up

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:05 pm

Any update?
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Re: Heifer not bagging up

Postby farmerjan » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:47 pm

Yeah, curious how things are going. Had 10 heifers from one place, that were preg checked. This one must've gotten bred right before the bull came out as all the rest were 4-5 months and the vet said she was 1 1/2 or so. Well, they all calved in a 3 week window and I figured this other one wouldn't have hers til Christmas. No bag, barely could see her teats, not very big around. Thought she had slipped it. Today, she has a nice LITTLE heifer, maybe 60 lbs and a little bag but the calf was going right on it. I was totally surprised as I really didn't think she was going to have one. So nice surprise.... have 2 more to calve from another place, and they are getting round as a barrel, they are due between now and early dec..... really expected to see them with calves first.
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Re: Heifer not bagging up

Postby BRYANT » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:15 am

I have a ''sale barn cow'' that I bought a couple years ago to turn out and calve then sale in the fall. She will not make a bag big enough to look like it has a cup of milk, almost no bag there. Last year I put her up and fed her because I did not think she looked to have any milk. Last year she raised the best calf on the place. I thought it must have been from some outstanding bull. Calf was so good I thought I will try her again see what her calf looks like out of my bull, to better compare with my other calves, This year the same thing probably the best calf and looks like she has no milk, don't know how she does it???? I hate to say but this will be her last because she is as wild as a buck deer and I can not get her to calm, most of the time I can but not this one.
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Re: Heifer not bagging up

Postby farmboy80 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:35 am

kentuckyguy wrote:Her bag has doubled in size since yesterday. Normally she is a little skittish and won’t let you get right up on her.
Today I had to tap her on the back to make her get up so I could get a good look at her.
She might end up having a Halloween calf after all.



Any updates? Has she calved?
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Re: Heifer not bagging up

Postby tja477t » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:00 pm

my grandfather was a cattle dealer. he bought a cow once because the owner said she wouldnt get pregnant. the cow calved in the truck on the way home. he was quite surprised when he dropped the tailgate. i guess my grandfather thought she looked pregnant but figured the owner would know best.
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Re: Heifer not bagging up

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:49 am

Any calf yet?
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