Breeding & Grasstime

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CattleAnnie
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Postby CattleAnnie » Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:27 pm

Dana,

Understand what you're saying, as I used to chalk it up to part of the stress of getting the herd out to grass.

In our case though, we had the bulls turned out with the cows for over a month before the herd hit grass (same as the other folks I share grass with that I've been able to visit with), and although it's not unusual to have a three or four days without a calf in that period, to go in some cases up to two weeks between births is making us start to wonder.

Personally, I don't know if the nutrionist was correct or not; I'm almost wondering if it wasn't the wolves hassling the stock, as the missing stock numbers did take another climb from the year previous.

Thanks to everyone for sharing their experiences and info - I really enjoyed reading it and looking forward to more.



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Postby buckaroo_bif » Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:10 pm

Very good info Jeanne, thanks !
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:12 am

I knew that the spots were from urine and thought that it was just the high nitrogen content burning the grass but thats as far as i took it.
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