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poor looking cows

Post by SammieBrewer2010 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:05 pm

i just bought a few girls from a local farm and they look poor, their body score is probably about a high 2 and they have sunken in rumens. they are BIG frame girls just wondering if anyone had an idea on getting them back in shape, what to feed and how often to get their body scores up and ready to breed? THANK ALL



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Re: poor looking cows

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:29 pm

Worm and give them a shot of Multi-Min. Don't over feed them, in 6 months they'll look good.
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Re: poor looking cows

Post by bird dog » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:57 pm

Do as Grit says plus I would worm them again in about 3 or 4 months. Use an injection wormer. Don't rush them. I would not give them much feed if any for a while. Good quality hay and/or good pasture is best.

If your grass is real lush, don't let them stay on it for more than a hour or two at a time for the first couple weeks.

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Re: poor looking cows

Post by SammieBrewer2010 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:08 pm

bird dog wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Do as Grit says plus I would worm them again in about 3 or 4 months. Use an injection wormer. Don't rush them. I would not give them much feed if any for a while. Good quality hay and/or good pasture is best.

If your grass is real lush, don't let them stay on it for more than a hour or two at a time for the first couple weeks.
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Re: poor looking cows

Post by wbvs58 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:36 am

It sounds like you are looking at them as they arrived, with a bit of hay or grass in their bellies they probably won't look too bad.

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