Re: unwilling heifers
cowgirl8 wrote:Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Sounds like the dam's udder hurts her.
Absolutely the first thing to investigate...
Logical thinking right there! This summer, had a heifer kicking her first calf hard enough to knot the calf's jaw up. Had a good lump for a day or two. But two front teats were awfully big. Sure it was tender. And the back two were getting a lot of action. She bagged up big time, a week early. She's done a great job though, milks plenty. Calf is growing just fine. Lump is gone. They sorted it out on their own.
I suppose they could break the jaw, could they not?