nurse cow and calves

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nurse cow and calves

Postby Castleman Creek » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:35 pm

I have a jersey/holestein 1st calf heifer. Im new to having a nurse cow. My question is, am i able to turnout the cow with the calves or do they need to be seperated until time of feeding. And if i have them turned out with them, what problems could arise from it.
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Re: nurse cow and calves

Postby kenny thomas » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:45 pm

I have done it both ways. I have kept the calves in the barn and turned the cow in and out and this usually works better with a heifer if your putting 2 or more calves on her.
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Re: nurse cow and calves

Postby Castleman Creek » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:54 pm

Thank you :D
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