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Re: looking to buy first cows

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:35 pm
by A.J.
Sounds like quite an adventure. You never can tell what cattle will do when they get to a new place. Glad momma and calf are safe and sound.

Re: looking to buy first cows

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:38 pm
by wbvs58
You did well in the end.

Ken

Re: looking to buy first cows

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:04 pm
by farmerjan
Isn't owning cattle FUN ??????? Glad you finally got them to where you wanted, look at it this way, you got some extra " exercise and dropped a few pounds in a short period of time so are now entitled to an extra helping of dessert!!!! Hope you plan to get a second one for company. If possible, keep her in there for a bit to get her used to you and FEED her some grain or something so she associates you with " TREATS " and call her even if she is right near so she also sees and hears you and gets grain and she will associate seeing and HEARING you with getting something good.
Congrats on managing to get her and the calf where you wanted. She could have been ornery and headed for Timbuktu instead.

Re: looking to buy first cows

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:03 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Welcome to the cow business.

Re: looking to buy first cows

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:51 pm
by aaronbrown68
well unfortunately our little bull calf died today of abdominal bloat

Re: looking to buy first cows

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:35 pm
by GAonmymind
Welcome to the cow business.

Re: looking to buy first cows

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:23 am
by A.J.
Sorry to hear that about your calf. I hope things make a turn for the better for you. Had they been turned out into new pasture or had any change in their diet recently?

Re: looking to buy first cows

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:33 am
by aaronbrown68
other then we purchased them just over a week ago and dont know how she was kept before us. pregnant momma cow seems fine other then she is calling for her calf is there anything i should be doing as far as trying to dry her up she is max 3 months pregnant

Re: looking to buy first cows

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:24 pm
by Rafter S
As long as she's just getting grass (or hay) and water she should dry up okay on her own. If you're giving her any extra feed, stop for a while.