Do they look fat or bloated?

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Do they look fat or bloated?

Postby HanknCali » Wed May 30, 2018 5:56 pm

This is two of our 9 month old heifer calves we put on a 10 acre pasture a couple months ago. The two have been eating a variety of very good feed (grass, wild oats, pasture mix etc). I went to check on them today and they both appreared to have some “belly” to them. I know not the best pics but i didn’t have time to get a bunch of different shots of them. They may just be full but I’m wondering if anyone see’s anything they would be concerned with as far as fat, bloat or ???
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Re: Do they look fat or bloated?

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed May 30, 2018 6:14 pm

Look fine to me..still grazing, just got a grass belly.. You got plenty of good spring minerals out I assume...
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Re: Do they look fat or bloated?

Postby wbvs58 » Wed May 30, 2018 8:17 pm

Bloat would be showing signs of distension high up on the left side.

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Re: Do they look fat or bloated?

Postby gcreekrch » Wed May 30, 2018 8:34 pm

wbvs58 wrote:Bloat would be showing signs of distension high up on the left side.

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Re: Do they look fat or bloated?

Postby TCRanch » Thu May 31, 2018 7:28 am

I would assume grass belly but any possibility they're bred? It happens.
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Re: Do they look fat or bloated?

Postby HanknCali » Thu May 31, 2018 11:16 am

Thanks all for the input, they have minerals, we wormed them before turning them out. In comparing Their bellies look similar to the steers we have so I’m going with grass belly.
I guess just fat and happy cattle
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Re: Do they look fat or bloated?

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu May 31, 2018 3:52 pm

Your first calf looks in ideal shape. Nice looking calf. 2nd calf looks fine, just not as good as first.
You say you have great pasture, it doesn't look like much in the picture. Where are you located?
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