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Lrj505 wrote:Recently picked up 4 Herefords (3 year olds) from a guy I know for $1,100. He said the vet preg checked them and they were open. I figured for the price I could wait on my return. I put them in with my black angus bull. He definitely bred one I saw it with my own eyes. He hasn’t even looked at the cows. They were a little thin. My question is. Could the vet have missed an early pregnancy ? I don’t have any vets close that preg check. Or could they just need some more weight? They all had calf’s last year. Thanks. I was thinking of taking them away from the bull and putting them in a foot tall grass pasture I have for a couple months and then putting them back.
I skimmed over everything but from personal experience ive had/bought thin cows get bred preg check and then not have a calf when expected bit were bred. My recipe was control the worms give good minerals give a lot of feed and grain to put weight on them then when they bred it seems to work out better.
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When you get them in, for preg ck or whatever, give them a lepto shot also if you are going to keep them.If they are open again, and have put on a few pounds, then they ought to sell decent unless the bottom falls out of the market. Killed virus, will not cause abortion. It is very prevalant here and we find that if we don't keep up with it will have a few that are open at preg ck time. Carried by nearly all mammals; dogs, cats, coyotes, deer, foxes...