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For the dairy folks and/or beef folks with questions about udders, milk and mastitis.
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The calf wasn't born in winter, he was an august calf, but what you have to remember is that by October usually all the green grass is gone unless we have an unusually warm fall. It is not uncommon for snow to come and stay in October. When the green grass is gone calves just don't grow as well on dry grass and hay, and this calf is from a heifer that does not have as much milk as a grown cow
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Interesting, there are a few fall calves here that were born to some purchased cows I bought cheap. They are all fat, sassy and have never been in a barn. I really think you need to consider your feed situation instead of an animal that lives on snowballs and promises and keeps producing...... they don’t exist.
As an old friend once said, “ That Malnutrition Disease is a bad one, it gets the big ones and the little ones too!”
Vaccinations, cheaper than whiskey.