Butter Fat and No Cycling Questions

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Re: Butter Fat and No Cycling Questions

Postby I luv herfrds » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:45 pm

TB I found out why she was milking slow on the front and it was so STUPID!!!!!!! I could just about kick myself.

I was looking at how the inflator cups were on the front and realized it was pinching the teats off so the milk couldn't come out. :bang: :bang: :bang:
So I adjusted the way I hang the can and changed the belt placement and she milked out fine this morning.
Yes you can kick me in the butt later. ;-)
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Re: Butter Fat and No Cycling Questions

Postby TexasBred » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:28 am

I luv herfrds wrote:TB I found out why she was milking slow on the front and it was so STUPID!!!!!!! I could just about kick myself.

I was looking at how the inflator cups were on the front and realized it was pinching the teats off so the milk couldn't come out. :bang: :bang: :bang:
So I adjusted the way I hang the can and changed the belt placement and she milked out fine this morning.
Yes you can kick me in the butt later. ;-)


lolol, naw..I'm sure you've already kicked yourself enough. Just glad you found the problem. Now go apologize to her and bump the feed up today as a treat. ;-)
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Re: Butter Fat and No Cycling Questions

Postby I luv herfrds » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:04 pm

She got some serious love yesterday and extra today too.
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Re: Butter Fat and No Cycling Questions

Postby I luv herfrds » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:58 pm

Vets coming out next week to do an ultrasound to see if she did catch. Haven't caught her in heat and she hasn't been a royal butt pain. So she might have caught.

Have taken her out a fresh grass bale of hay.
I have also changed up her feed too.
She is now getting bull developer, cob with mollasses, soy bean meal high fat and ground barley.
Noticed today the cream on top was thicker then it has been for quite awhile.
She is still out on pasture.
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Re: Butter Fat and No Cycling Questions

Postby TexasBred » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:27 am

I luv herfrds wrote:Vets coming out next week to do an ultrasound to see if she did catch. Haven't caught her in heat and she hasn't been a royal butt pain. So she might have caught.

Have taken her out a fresh grass bale of hay.
I have also changed up her feed too.
She is now getting bull developer, cob with mollasses, soy bean meal high fat and ground barley.
Noticed today the cream on top was thicker then it has been for quite awhile.
She is still out on pasture.

Go easy on the Soymeal....it's 48% protein so doesn't take much. And really push the roughage. That's where you get your butterfat.
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Re: Butter Fat and No Cycling Questions

Postby I luv herfrds » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:32 am

I put the bale out where she and the steer normally graze and they are eating it.

Pulled her calf off yesterday. Calf is just over 6 months old. She still has the other calf on her though.
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Re: Butter Fat and No Cycling Questions

Postby hillsdown » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:16 pm

Fingers crossed that she is pregnant ILH !
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Re: Butter Fat and No Cycling Questions

Postby I luv herfrds » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:59 am

She is 30 days bred! :banana: :banana: :banana:

Vet said she is in great condition for being milked and raising 2 calves.
We discussed when I should start drying her up and how to safely do it.
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Re: Butter Fat and No Cycling Questions

Postby regolith » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:50 am

Great news. Bit early to be discussing dry-off maybe, she only needs two months rest...
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Re: Butter Fat and No Cycling Questions

Postby I luv herfrds » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:25 am

Been milking her since the end of Febuary.
Just discussing it because you never know what the weather will be like in Febuary.
Also her first year milking just want to give her a nice break to kick back and relax before the next milking starts.
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