Production Dramatically Dropped

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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby I luv herfrds » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:32 pm

I will have to do that again. I did weight it last year with a 5 gal bucket and a hanging calf scale.
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby I luv herfrds » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:56 am

Went to get one of those big barn fans and they were sold out!
Ended up buying a regular box fan that was all they had. Set it up in the barn hanging from a beam. Got it pointed to right were her feed is so it is blowing right over her back. She seemed to be enjoying it.

Hope this helps her out.

Just getting around a gallon and a half.
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby I luv herfrds » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:24 am

Got just over 2 gallons this morning! :banana:

Hope with the change in feed, the fan and cooler weather she can keep it there.
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby chippie » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:33 am

That is great news. I wish that our cow was doing as well. She is having a terrible time. It is so hot & humid here. She developed pneumonia. Got her over that & started drying her up. She got mastitis in her right rear quarter & now we are fighting that. : (
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby I luv herfrds » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:15 pm

Weather is cooling off so her production is starting to pick up. Got 2 1/2 gallons today.
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby suzorse » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:11 pm

have you checked her water supply as if it get foul and she dose not drink as much,her production will drop Suzanne
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby I luv herfrds » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:05 pm

It is an automatic waterer. Just so hot she just refused to leave the shed to eat at the bunk or graze.
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby chippie » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:41 am

Good deal. Please send the cooler weather my way : )
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby bigbull338 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:27 pm

sounds like her production is coming back nicely.
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby I luv herfrds » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:52 pm

Her body condition is improving too. She is eating like crazy now. No idea how much she gave today she was half way done when she knocked a back teat cup off and right into a fresh pile of manure. It made that slurp sound before I could catch it and I knew it was too late. Just unhooked it all and dumped the milk and let the calves have at her.
That was a pretty sh*tty mess to clean up too. :lol2:

Wish I could send you some cooler weather chippie.
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby I luv herfrds » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:35 am

Amounts are still sporatic. Got just a half gallon today but got 2 gallons yesterday. I milked her later then normal yesterday. Not sure if that was the cause or not, but told daughter to cut her off the calves earlier tonight.
I had cut off her alfafa due to the heat. It is cooler at night now so I gave her some today.
Still feeding her grass and barley hay along with her feed..
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby Nite Hawk » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:37 am

Are the calves sucking on her, or bumming, or is there some way they can sneak some through the fence?
That may be part of the problem...
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby I luv herfrds » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:22 pm

Wondering about that Nite Hawk.
She has dropped off so much today it wasn't worth even putting the milker on her her bag was so flat.
I am concerned that some predators might be hanging around the barn. She does not want to go in and she is acting stressed.
Worried she might lose the calf if she continues. Picked up more commercial feed for her today.
Will be milking her for 6 months next month.
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby chippie » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:44 am

Some cows just seem to sort of quit production after awhile. I don't remember if this was her first calf or her first time you milked her.
We had one, Cookie. She didn't like her job and was sold.
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby I luv herfrds » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:00 am

Chippie this is her second year in production. Last year she went for almost a full year.
Only got around 2 cups of milk out of her today. Not enough to even bother with. Barn cats loved me though.
She let down for the calves though.
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