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Due date ?

Postby dt34715 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:38 am

I have an angus heifer that’s over her due date.
How long past the due date before I need to be concerned?
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Re: Due date ?

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:18 am

I don't get real concerned as long as the cow isn't in labor. But the further past due date the bigger the calf may be.
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Re: Due date ?

Postby Son of Butch » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:40 am

How did you determine her due date?
What was her breeding date?
When was she preg checked?
What would you like to be concerned about?
7 days over you should be concerned she'll need assistance.
21 days over her due date... then you should be concerned about your record keeping.
42 days over her due date, that she isn't bred and either aborted or never was pg.
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Re: Due date ?

Postby dt34715 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:41 am

She was AI breed, pregnancy checked and no bull exposure.
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Re: Due date ?

Postby dun » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:43 pm

up to 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after are all considred normal
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Re: Due date ?

Postby dt34715 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:07 pm

Thanks
She was only due 2 days ago. She definitely shows signs of calving.
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Re: Due date ?

Postby farmerjan » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:21 pm

Rule of thumb is +/- 2 weeks as stated. And more often a bull if over due date in the dairy industry... seems the heifer calves often come a bit early or on time, but not always.
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Re: Due date ?

Postby Putangitangi » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:45 pm

Due only two days ago isn't really overdue. Two days is the difference between a heifer and a bull.
Depends what gestation period you use.
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Re: Due date ?

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:09 pm

Also depends on the breed. Most beef breeds' due dates are based on 283 days, Simmental are 285 days normal.
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Re: Due date ?

Postby Nesikep » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:23 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Also depends on the breed. Most beef breeds' due dates are based on 283 days, Simmental are 285 days normal.

Mine are 288 average, and have had 2 recorded at 302
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Re: Due date ?

Postby dt34715 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:19 pm

Born this morning.
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Re: Due date ?

Postby TCRanch » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:16 pm

Congrats! All good?
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Re: Due date ?

Postby farmerjan » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:22 pm

We need more info!!!! Heifer ? bull calf???? Did she have it unassisted ? Everyone doing okay?
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Re: Due date ?

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:10 pm

That's great news!
We had a heifer born this Sunday at 291st day, and heifer is calving now - 293rd day...
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Re: Due date ?

Postby dt34715 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:49 pm

Bull calf
Unassisted
Sire was Remedy
Probably weighed around 65 lbs
The heifer was sired by Hoover Dam
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