Nursing Cow

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Nursing Cow

Postby MudHog » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:35 pm

When a calf is pulled off the cow, how long before the cows dries up?
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Re: Nursing Cow

Postby dun » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:17 pm

A couple of weeks
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Re: Nursing Cow

Postby branguscowgirl » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:24 pm

10 days to 2 weeks. :)
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Re: Nursing Cow

Postby bigbull338 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:55 am

alot depends on how heavy the cow is milking.as said 10 days to 2wks.
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Re: Nursing Cow

Postby MudHog » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:13 am

Thanks!
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Re: Nursing Cow

Postby shortybreeder » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:20 am

You can speed it up using Today or Tomorrow dry cow tubes. They can get kinda spendy, and come in packages of 12 tubes or 144 tubes (1 tube per quarter). My dad mostly uses them, so I'm not sure which is better. Might be worth a phone call to the vet. I would strongly recommend it if you are experiencing extremely cold weather.
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Re: Nursing Cow

Postby bigbull338 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:05 am

today is a mastitis treatment.tomorrow is the dry cow treatment.
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Re: Nursing Cow

Postby TexasBred » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:32 pm

bigbull338 wrote:today is a mastitis treatment.tomorrow is the dry cow treatment.

Neither lower milk production. Take the cow off any type feed except some hay.
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Re: Nursing Cow

Postby shortybreeder » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:02 pm

bigbull338 wrote:today is a mastitis treatment.tomorrow is the dry cow treatment.

Thanks for clearing that up, I just know that I have seen my dad use them both on the dairy cows when he dries them up. He doesn't use both on the same cow, it's just that I have seen both of them get used before. We also used it to dry up some of my first beef cows, the one that didn't get any sort of treatment went from 4 quarters down to 1 during the dry period, and the other two both wean off two calves at 500+ pounds per calf per lactation when we give them an extra beef/dairy cross calf to raise.
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