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Hello from Virginia

Postby cow/calf » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:12 pm

We have cow/calf beef cattle, chickens, goats and honeybees and I am currently introducing bottle-baby Holstein soon-to-be steers. The first five went well but the 2nd four have been a challenge- scours, bloating, off feed, etc. I think they are on their way to being healthy but I may be on here looking for suggestions. Learning through your experiences and my mistakes will be enriching- I hope.
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby slick4591 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:33 pm

:welcome:
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby JW IN VA » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:35 pm

:welcome: Where in Va?
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby JW IN VA » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:38 pm

:welcome: Where in Va?
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby cow/calf » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:03 pm

Greene County
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby farmerjan » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:24 pm

Welcome also from another VA farmer. Ditto the where in Va?
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Postby TN Cattle Man » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:29 pm

:welcome: to the Boards!!
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby msplmtneer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:59 am

Howdy and :welcome: to the board :tiphat:
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby Rafter S » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:52 am

cow/calf wrote:We have cow/calf beef cattle, chickens, goats and honeybees and I am currently introducing bottle-baby Holstein soon-to-be steers. The first five went well but the 2nd four have been a challenge- scours, bloating, off feed, etc. I think they are on their way to being healthy but I may be on here looking for suggestions. Learning through your experiences and my mistakes will be enriching- I hope.



Welcome, and since you already mentioned suggestions on the bottle calves, mix a raw egg in their milk a couple times a week.
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby Workinonit Farm » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:38 pm

cow/calf wrote:Greene County


:shock: Where in Greene?? We're in Greene!
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:49 pm

:welcome: n I'm from Virginia.. I'd also suggest keeping some good drugs on hand.
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby cow/calf » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:17 pm

Rafter S wrote:
cow/calf wrote:We have cow/calf beef cattle, chickens, goats and honeybees and I am currently introducing bottle-baby Holstein soon-to-be steers. The first five went well but the 2nd four have been a challenge- scours, bloating, off feed, etc. I think they are on their way to being healthy but I may be on here looking for suggestions. Learning through your experiences and my mistakes will be enriching- I hope.



Welcome, and since you already mentioned suggestions on the bottle calves, mix a raw egg in their milk a couple times a week.


I understand the egg adds protein- what about egg-borne diseases?
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby cow/calf » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:24 pm

Workinonit Farm wrote:
cow/calf wrote:Greene County


:shock: Where in Greene?? We're in Greene!
skyhightree1 wrote::welcome: n I'm from Virginia.. I'd also suggest keeping some good drugs on hand.
JW IN VA wrote::welcome: Where in Va?

Greene County
We must be neighbors because it is a small county- Quinque area
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby cow/calf » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:28 pm

skyhightree1 wrote::welcome: n I'm from Virginia.. I'd also suggest keeping some good drugs on hand.
What do you recommend? As each calf arrives they get an 8-way, Probios, and a tag. I keep penicillin, C&D anti-toxin, CORID and electrolytes.
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby Workinonit Farm » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:09 pm

cow/calf wrote:We must be neighbors because it is a small county- Quinque area


Stanardsville/Dyke area. :)

Do you get your Holsteins from Lamms or other source?

Waaaayyyyy back, when I was doing Holstein bottle babies, I was getting mine from Madison, Champ Hill (Fitzgerald). They have since sold out.
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