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Not weaning

Postby tjmdo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:14 am

Ok. I've got a 14mth old heifer that won't wean. I've got her in a separate pasture from her mother but one of the heifers in the pasture with her has calved. This heifer is now suckling on the new mom. Something to worry about?? If so how do I stop it??
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Re: Not weaning

Postby dun » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:16 am

You ship her out, that's how you stop it.
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Re: Not weaning

Postby Black and Good » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:01 am

I had one of my best heifers do the same thing after being weaned with sister heifers for year. Like dun said, get wheels under her or eat her. B&G
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Re: Not weaning

Postby tjmdo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:25 am

Thanks. Figured as much but she's good on paper!!
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Re: Not weaning

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:29 am

It is a major problem. First, she probably robbed the newborn of it's best colostrum which can be detrimental to the newborn. Plus, she will/can make the newborn starve to death.
You can buy Kant-Suck. You fasten it to her nose (kinda like a nose ring), but she won't be able to suck.
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Re: Not weaning

Postby Supa Dexta » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:54 pm

tjmdo wrote:Thanks. Figured as much but she's good on paper!!


Hard to live off paper.
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Re: Not weaning

Postby tjmdo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:12 pm

The calf looks good and was jumping all around yesterday. Is this something I need to do today or can it wait until this weekend?
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Re: Not weaning

Postby angus9259 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:45 pm

tjmdo wrote:The calf looks good and was jumping all around yesterday. Is this something I need to do today or can it wait until this weekend?


Now.
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Re: Not weaning

Postby coachg » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:52 pm

ASAP !
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