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Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:52 pm
by Karin
I thought of this thread when I watched this video from Animal Planet. Vet commentary:

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/an ... -video.htm

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:27 am
by Terri Stanley
Great pics! Thank you for sharing this!
Absolutely beautiful to see the mama and calves together. Warm my heart!

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 9:19 pm
by milso47
i believe giraffe's always stand while birthing[/quote]


They do and then the mother kicks it across the grass til it gets up and starts moving. no time to be laying around on the Serengeti

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:46 pm
by Ca2le
bookmarking this thread. great info

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:17 am
by Grundy53
I understand there are a lot of variables such as age and breed. But on average how frequently do you end up having to pull a calf?

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:23 pm
by kenny thomas
Grundy53 wrote:I understand there are a lot of variables such as age and breed. But on average how frequently do you end up having to pull a calf?

I haven't pulled a calf in 15 years or more. I calved around 100 cows a year till recently but still about 40. Mostly to Charolais bulls now. Even the heifers.

Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:08 pm
by farmerjan
I pulled a calf from a big brown swiss heifer a couple of years ago. She was a wimp because it was an angus sired calf and didn't weigh75 lbs., normal presentation, she just acted like it was killing her. A real wuss!!!!! The calf I helped before that was backwards, half out, and was hiplocked; and as soon as we got her in the chute twisted it around and it came right out. Saved calf and cow did a good job of raising it. Her 2nd or 3rd calf. Out of 175 to 200 beef cows a year, we may pull one about every 5 years and it is 99% because they are back feet first. And , it is usually because we see it, want to get it out before we lose the calf.