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Due Date 9 Days Away.......

Postby gcreekrch » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:30 pm

40 on the ground. 2 sets of twins.

A few premies and a couple stillborns from running them through for scour and blackleg vaccines. Happens every year no matter how gentle we handle them.


Oh, and a wolf became shot yesterday. #13 removed from the gene pool since last October. The rest were removed by a trapper we hire.
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Re: Due Date 9 Days Away.......

Postby Silver » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:35 pm

We generally start out in similar fashion with a premie or two and a set of stillborn twins or so, although this year was better.
Sure glad your wolf population is paying a price. Haven't had any around this spring thankfully.
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Re: Due Date 9 Days Away.......

Postby W.B. » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:39 am

If I had to guess the stillborns aren’t from the handling so much. A gram negative vaccine can be hard on the fetus.
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Re: Due Date 9 Days Away.......

Postby gcreekrch » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:03 am

W.B. wrote:If I had to guess the stillborns aren’t from the handling so much. A gram negative vaccine can be hard on the fetus.


True
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Re: Due Date 9 Days Away.......

Postby Nesikep » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:40 pm

I had a first timer slip her calf a couple days after I did Scourgard.. think it had anything to do with it? she's a docile cow so the handling was easy.
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Re: Due Date 9 Days Away.......

Postby gcreekrch » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:29 pm

-5 c, snowing sideways on an east wind.

Wish the barns were bigger or spring would come.
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Re: Due Date 9 Days Away.......

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:39 pm

We're having a hard time getting spring to hang around for very long..its been teasing us like school girls...
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Re: Due Date 9 Days Away.......

Postby gcreekrch » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:52 pm

4 inches new snow last night. Another cow tried hatching a 12 hour old calf, didn’t work. Was asleep and didn’t check a cow after I got a leg straight and pulled her 90 lb calf. Pulled it’s dead twin a few hours later........ 4rth set, have saved the rest.

90 now and it’s not the 10th
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Re: Due Date 9 Days Away.......

Postby ccr » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:50 pm

W.B. wrote:If I had to guess the stillborns aren’t from the handling so much. A gram negative vaccine can be hard on the fetus.


W.B. what is a gram negative vaccine?

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Re: Due Date 9 Days Away.......

Postby gcreekrch » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:38 pm

130 now. 5 1/2 sets of live twins. Snow conditions creating more stupid losses than we care to see.

Finally seeing the sun and melting today.

We start calving day after tomorrow.
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Re: Due Date 9 Days Away.......

Postby Dave » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:23 pm

gcreekrch wrote:130 now. 5 1/2 sets of live twins. Snow conditions creating more stupid losses than we care to see.

Finally seeing the sun and melting today.

We start calving day after tomorrow.


Imagine how many calves you would have if you had turned the bulls in June 30.........
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Re: Due Date 9 Days Away.......

Postby gcreekrch » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:00 pm

Dave wrote:
gcreekrch wrote:130 now. 5 1/2 sets of live twins. Snow conditions creating more stupid losses than we care to see.

Finally seeing the sun and melting today.

We start calving day after tomorrow.


Imagine how many calves you would have if you had turned the bulls in June 30.........


We have been 30% done before we started a couple times before. Won’t get there this year.

I hope we won’t, could be busy tomorrow................ :shock:
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