Udder

For the dairy folks and/or beef folks with questions about udders, milk and mastitis.
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Re: Udder

Post by farmerjan » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:12 pm

Alot of those "mega tall angus" had some Chi in them too. Not acknowledged, but as a relief technician for a local AI guy here, you would be surprised what I wound up using on a few of these super tall cattle. Alot of the beef farmers would have their own tanks, and get semen they wanted and store it, but did not do their own breeding. Hate to tell you some of the straws of semen that was put into those cows.... they thought I wouldn't pay attention to the printing on the straws, as they would want me to just give them the straw after the cow was bred and "they would record it" in their records....As long as I didn't sign a breeding slip for them, I could not be held liable for any "mistakes"...... Of course, they didn't do DNA like they do today....
I often wound up standing on a milk crate to get up high enough to get the right angle and all to get some of them bred... you can't breed cows that you can't get your arm into because they are above your head....LOL



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Re: Udder

Post by MurraysMutts » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:46 pm

This girl is SUPPOSED to be out of a chi influenced bull. I have a half sister too. She isnt quite as tall. Probly my 2nd gentlest cow. She the one with the hat on in another thread. Good Milker too! She dry right now. Weaned a good heifer.
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Re: Udder

Post by TCRanch » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:13 am

What are your thoughts on an old swing bag? She's 10 1/2, excellent condition (prob a good 1700 lbs), raising a very nice heifer calf and zero health issues. On the one hand, it kind of concerns me. On the other hand, I don't know why. Probably not unusual for a dairy breed but she's all beef. Bag gets huuuuge before she calves but not her teats.
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Re: Udder

Post by MurraysMutts » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:30 am

TCRanch wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:13 am
What are your thoughts on an old swing bag? She's 10 1/2, excellent condition (prob a good 1700 lbs), raising a very nice heifer calf and zero health issues. On the one hand, it kind of concerns me. On the other hand, I don't know why. Probably not unusual for a dairy breed but she's all beef. Bag gets huuuuge before she calves but not her teats.
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My Bertha (sevens mama) is pretty close to that!
Maybe a bit more level, but just huge. Huge. Huge.
She ain't that old. 7 or 8 I think. As long as she keeps doing her job, I'm gonna keep her a while.
She should be calving any freaking second. I keep waiting. She let's anyone nurse that has a desire to.
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Re: Udder

Post by TCRanch » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:49 pm

76 Bar posted this link in another thread. My old swing bag is looking like a 4. Evidently that's what has been worrying me.

http://www.angusjournal.com/articlepdf/ ... 1%20aj.pdf

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Post by MurraysMutts » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:51 pm

That's an interesting link.
I'll have to look at her again. Mine appears to be pic number 3. She doesnt balloon at the bottom that I've noticed. But when shes full, they do point a bit outwards.
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Re: Udder

Post by farmerjan » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:12 am

I don't worry about the udder if there is no mastitis problems. If the calf can nurse, then they will get it down. If the teats are huge, that is a concern. Sure a nice pretty tucked up udder is nice to look at. But if a big uddered cow like that raises a good calf, and even lets others nurse, doesn't have any other issues, then she is doing more than her job. The udder will be a strike if she has other problems down the road... for me, not until there is something else to worry about.

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Re: Udder

Post by Nesikep » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:05 pm

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Re: Udder

Post by MurraysMutts » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:28 pm

Nesikep wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:05 pm
Now that's no suspension left!

Reminds me of....
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Re: Udder

Post by TCRanch » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:46 pm

Now THAT'S a swing bag!!

As always, Jan, your input is valued! I do need to cull but would honestly rather get rid of a younger cow with attitude. This old girl is so easy, she's been a great cow and I've kept a couple of her heifers.

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Re: Udder

Post by Stocker Steve » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:51 pm

What do you think about the udders that drop and tip forward?
Seems like the calves start easily on angled foreword teats.
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Re: Udder

Post by Nesikep » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:03 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:51 pm
What do you think about the udders that drop and tip forward?
Seems like the calves start easily on angled foreword teats.
depending on the udder, it'll take them a month to find the back ones too!

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Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Now THAT'S a swing bag!!
She actually stepped on her teats once while getting up
I have 2 daughters from her and they have good bags, one is a really nice cow (she was a b!tch)

Lousy pic, it's what I got right now though
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