3rd set on milk

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3rd set on milk

Postby katscars » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:09 am

Hi everyone,
I get a jersey house cow a bit over a year ago. She came with 2 foster calves as hers was dead at birth. After 6 months I weaned off the calves and put 2 more on her which she excepted after 2eeks, last month I weaned those 2 at 6mths and have put 2 more on her. We have also been milking her every morning. She has just excepted these 2 as she is now feeding them in the paddock. How long do you think I can keep doing this before I should put her in calf?
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Re: 3rd set on milk

Postby dun » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:32 am

She should be bred already. She's been fresh a year and she will be fresh a minimum of 21 months when she calves if you breed her right now. With a 90 day dry period before she does calf that's an 18 month lactation. By the time you dry her off my bet is that she'll be way, way down in production.
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Re: 3rd set on milk

Postby bigbull338 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:24 am

you need to breed her back.because she will dropp to nothing in milk an go dry.then youll be carring an open dry cow.
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Re: 3rd set on milk

Postby katscars » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:08 am

Thank you for replies. I'll find a bull for her asap
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