Last heifer!

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Last heifer!

Postby southernultrablack » Sat May 27, 2017 10:30 am

The last heifer left to calve finally did. It was an adventure with calving these heifers, had one born in the pond, one I found in the spillway of the pond at about 2 am and 35 degrees outside! But this last one was no problem.
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Re: Last heifer!

Postby Nesikep » Sat May 27, 2017 11:11 am

good news!
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Re: Last heifer!

Postby cowgirl8 » Sun May 28, 2017 4:19 am

Good deal....how many did you calve out?
We had our last one a couple weeks ago. Was a quiet easy heifer year. We did have to pull 3, but only one was critical, the others we just got tired of waiting. Lost one calf as a 3 day old, we think the fence was struck by lightning where it was sleeping. But we still had a 100% heifer calf crop since we had one have twins, right...lol
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Re: Last heifer!

Postby southernultrablack » Sun May 28, 2017 10:04 am

cowgirl8 wrote:Good deal....how many did you calve out?
We had our last one a couple weeks ago. Was a quiet easy heifer year. We did have to pull 3, but only one was critical, the others we just got tired of waiting. Lost one calf as a 3 day old, we think the fence was struck by lightning where it was sleeping. But we still had a 100% heifer calf crop since we had one have twins, right...lol

We calved out just over 20 heifers. There were a few pulls but all ended up ok.
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Re: Last heifer!

Postby TCRanch » Sun May 28, 2017 6:52 pm

Congrats! Our last heifer calved a week ago. One pull but similar to cowgirl8, we weren't sure how long she had been in labor and a quick tug with just the chains did the trick. When they do so well it's worth the sleepless nights.
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