Production Dramatically Dropped

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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby chippie » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:07 am

OK, then you may be having an attitude problem. We have a cow that would do that. She loves her babies more than the machine. She would make my husband so mad. He knew that she had the milk, she just wouldn't give it to him. He would massage her udder trying to get her to let it down. He would get a pittance, then put her calf with her, she would lick her calf and then be streaming milk. My husband ended up taking the calf away completely and putting it on another cow. After the cow didn't have her baby, she went back to work like she was supposed to. We never can let her keep a calf.
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby I luv herfrds » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:02 pm

She just does not look full in the bag like before. Doesn't feel as full either.
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby I luv herfrds » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:13 pm

Found out there was a mountain lion in the area when she dropped off this last time.
No wonder she was stressed.
Production picked back up too!
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby I luv herfrds » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:51 pm

UPDATE!!!

Weaned the calves off of her. Picked up 30 small squares of 2nd cutting alfafa, she gets around 1/3 of a bale every morning and night.
Still milking her once a day. Picked a new feed of calf creep pellets at 14% and 1/2" range cubes that are 16% also our ground feed mix.

4 gallons a day!!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Now I need more friends who need milk!
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Re: Production Dramatically Dropped

Postby I luv herfrds » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:40 am

Well drying her up. She was refusing to go in the pen to be milked and the production has dropped to around 2 gallons a day.
Due to calve May 26th.
Her body condition was starting to drop too.
I hit her with the Dry Cow you put in the teats. Checked her today. she is acting much happier even with a now full bag. No heat on it I checked.
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