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Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:59 pm
by CCFARMS
If only i would have found this board a few days ago. Actually watched my first cow calf. It was a good learning experience but i had no clue.

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:56 am
by Lone Elm
What great pictures! What kind of camera do you have? I'm taking mine with me every time I check my cows from now on! :D

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:29 pm
by snickers
we've had several different presentations with calving and it's just awlful anywhich way it happens. we had a heifer with one foot and head no progress called the vet on that one. we've had'em backwards and each and everytime is a learning experience. I did buy my husband a calf puller for fathers day one year.

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:19 am
by Dr. Lee
Hi milkmaid

Can I use one of your pictures for an article in the Georgia Cattlemen's magazine?

Dr. Lee

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:30 am
by Alan
Dr. Lee wrote:Hi milkmaid

Can I use one of your pictures for an article in the Georgia Cattlemen's magazine?

Dr. Lee


Oh oh, Milkmaid could be famous, does she need to get a bigger hat? :lol2: :lol2: .

Dr. Lee, you may have better luck getting a response from her by sending her a "private message", if you haven't already. This is a pretty old posting that never moves from the top..... She's posted some great and very helpful stuff that is now a permanent fixture on CT.

Alan

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:24 pm
by Kathie in Thorp
Have been through this, but this is a very good set of pics for those who haven't. Always nice to see toes first, nose next! Thx!

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:58 pm
by Kathie in Thorp
I know cows aren't goats, and goats aren't cows. But they are similar 4-leggeds when it comes to birthing. Years ago, I friend of mine published in MEMO, the Nat'l Pygmy Goat Assoc. magazine, a great article, fully illustrated, showing just about every possible presentation you might find in a delivery -- how to tell front feet from back feet, multiple birth presentations, etc., and how to manuever that baby around to deliver it. I'm trying to get permission to get that and post it here. We are close to good cattle vets -- not everyone is, or can afford to call out the vet with a malpresentation. It will probably be in PDF format, so I may need some assistance figuring out how to download it, once I get it.

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:19 pm
by Kathie in Thorp
Thx, Dun. Will get it to you, to post here, as soon as I can. K

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:38 pm
by FarmerShell
OH MY excuse me weak stomach! I about threw up! WOW! OK do you really gota put your hand up there! YUCk! Excuse me throwing up! Can the mama cow handle it on her owe or will she need help? Should I call 911! OH MY!

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:52 pm
by Kathie in Thorp
Shell, that will be a judgment call, when you have to make it. Labor/delivery -- I think these pics were pretty normal and showed you how it happens, in the sequence it happens. And the time-frame isn't long -- within a hour or less. So, learn from the pics. :)

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:08 pm
by FarmerShell
Thanks Kathie, I think your right, but that doesn't mean I ain't gunna throw up! LOL!

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:38 pm
by hillsdown
FarmerShell wrote:Thanks Kathie, I think your right, but that doesn't mean I ain't gunna throw up! LOL!


Once you witness it in person ,especially if it is your cow calving, you will not throw up . This is what divides the women from the incompetent girly girls . Which one are you going to be ,remember there are lives at stake . :tiphat:


I have a feeling that MM will be published many times to come ,but it will be DMV Milkmaid . :D

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:41 pm
by Kathie in Thorp
Shell, looks your cattle are still calves now, so unless you get mature stock, you've got a couple years before you get to this point. But, maybe you could check around so see if there are any big dairy operations in your area (dairies have cows calving year-round), see if they'd let you come out to watch some calvings so you can see what happens -- and there'd probably be of their hands nearby to answer any questions you might have. (You may have to supply your own barf bag.)

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:11 am
by FarmerShell
That is a good ideal. :) There is a big o' registered angus farm down the road from us, maybe I'll go see that farmer man and see if I can watch his cows give birth. I heard he was a big o' farmer man doe without any teef. Maybe if he is mean I'll whip his o' farmer man butt and straight him out! That is what my parent did when I was bad, mean, sassy, ect. I am not talking to lil "spankings" as in pat on the tail either. I am talking BIG WOODEN PADDLE or REAL leather belt! :tiphat:

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:21 am
by mybubba
as a newbie to the cattle world (i have a 5mth old heifer i have bottle raised) i was delighted with the pictures. our landlady has nearly 50 head of cattle on our property and not once have i got to see a bubba being born. the mummas seem to sneak them out during the night or down in the trees during the day where i cant see :( anyway thanks again for posting the pictures :)