Not a good start to calving season

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Not a good start to calving season

Postby Ky cowboy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:02 pm

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Found this, this afternoon. Not the start I was looking for. Should have started calving today according to bull turn out and gestation calender. Out of a 2nd calf heifers, I think next week I'm selling all of the replacement heifers I kept last fall and going to try and buy some bred heifers or heavy bred cows. Not real impressed with them
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Re: Not a good start to calving season

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:06 pm

That's weird, did you use a MLV?
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Re: Not a good start to calving season

Postby Ky cowboy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:11 pm

No. Only thing I've done last summer is work and that was back in the fall. Plenty of hay little grain and on mineral. I don't know what would have caused it. Thought bout having a vet look at it. But they're all closed till monday. Hope it's a single case
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Re: Not a good start to calving season

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:23 pm

Late term abortion. Be thinking Vibriosis or Leptospirosis. Just a start.
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Re: Not a good start to calving season

Postby wbvs58 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:34 pm

Put it in the refrigerator and take it in on Monday.

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Re: Not a good start to calving season

Postby 5S Cattle » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:30 pm

wbvs58 wrote:Put it in the refrigerator and take it in on Monday.

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Put it in your FRIENDS refrigerator and take it in Monday
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Re: Not a good start to calving season

Postby Ky cowboy » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:07 pm

It hasn't gotten over 30 since so hope it'll be fine. Forgot it in the back of the truck. Took wife on date last night, pulled in to the restaurant, got out and I started laughing she wanted to know what was so funny I said there's still a dead calf in the bed of my truck. She didn't laugh
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Re: Not a good start to calving season

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:06 pm

Did you get a chance to take it in to vet?
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Re: Not a good start to calving season

Postby Ky cowboy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:38 pm

Got forced working 12 hour days Monday thru today so didn't have a chance to take it.
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Re: Not a good start to calving season

Postby Nesikep » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:05 am

that one still had to gestate for quite a while longer.. I'd guess 6 weeks? She was going to be pretty late anyhow if this was supposed to be the start of calving..
Mine slipped the calf 3 weeks early and it was FAR more developed
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Re: Not a good start to calving season

Postby Supa Dexta » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:41 am

That thing was not near ready to come out.. I lute cull cows that spit out something like that.
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Re: Not a good start to calving season

Postby Ky cowboy » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:38 pm

I figured she was still 6-8 weeks out. And she along with a bunch of yearling heifers I kept back are going to town. They didn't grow out like I was wanting.
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Re: Not a good start to calving season

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:11 am

Sorry to hear that.
Would guess around 8 weeks early. Had one looking very similar last year.
Had aborted twins ~6-7weeks early recently and those looked much bigger and more developed.
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