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Lost one of my favorite's

Post by FlyingLSimmentals » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:50 pm

Found WhiteStar my 10 year old Register Dream On daughter dying in the field this evening with the buzzards trying to get her. She's the one in my avatar pic, purchased out of the Tennessee Agribition. Don't know what happened to her last I saw her she seemed fine. Uncle told me this evening he saw her yesterday laying by herself but head up so he thought she was ok. Was raising a nice little over 2 month old bull. Haven't been able to keep an eye on them like I usually do with all the trips I've been having to make. One of her last sons had sold to Bramlet Simmentals. Gonna really miss her!



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Re: Lost one of my favorite's

Post by Ky hills » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:04 pm

Hate to hear that. Seems like when something like that happens its to one we are partial to a lot of the time.

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Re: Lost one of my favorite's

Post by Bright Raven » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:13 pm

Very sorry, Mike. Man, you need to get out of this bad stretch. The future has to be better.
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Re: Lost one of my favorite's

Post by JMJ Farms » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:14 pm

FlyingLSimmentals wrote:Found WhiteStar my 10 year old Register Dream On daughter dying in the field this evening with the buzzards trying to get her. She's the one in my avatar pic, purchased out of the Tennessee Agribition. Don't know what happened to her last I saw her she seemed fine. Uncle told me this evening he saw her yesterday laying by herself but head up so he thought she was ok. Was raising a nice little over 2 month old bull. Haven't been able to keep an eye on them like I usually do with all the trips I've been having to make. One of her last sons had sold to Bramlet Simmentals. Gonna really miss her!


Had almost the exact same thing happen a couple of years ago. Cow could have literally been on a magazine cover. I have no idea why she died. Finally diagnosed it as water bloat. But I honestly was just reaching. I guess cows can have heart attacks and strokes and whatever. Bad enough losing one (always a good one too) but worse not knowing why.
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Re: Lost one of my favorite's

Post by Franke » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:48 pm

I’m sorry, it always seems to be the good ones that have the weird sudden deaths.

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Re: Lost one of my favorite's

Post by FlyingLSimmentals » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:01 pm

Yeah Ron, every time I think we got the corner turned for the better then another negative pops up. Been lots of pain heartache and headaches for awhile. But there has been several answered prayers, some successes and reached goals, and some more momma cows performing really well. Got a small group of bulls I've weaned I'm extremely pleased with and just maybe the best heifer I've raised here weaned and in a heifer paddock. I just got to focus on the good news and move forward praying and working for more successes and joyful times.

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Re: Lost one of my favorite's

Post by Gators Rule » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:41 pm

Sad to hear for sure. Sorry for your loss!
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Re: Lost one of my favorite's

Post by Nesikep » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:49 pm

that sucks, I've lost my share of good ones the last while.. strangely enough I save the ones I can't wait to put on a trailer and sell!
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Re: Lost one of my favorite's

Post by Redgully » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:01 pm

I once bought a top cow from a top stud and six months later she looked off and despite a lot of effort and money she died. It was hard to take for a while especially not knowing why. The vets guess was an abcess near the heart. I was offered a replacement by the stud which i thought was nice as i didn't feel they needed to.

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Re: Lost one of my favorite's

Post by elkwc » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:42 am

Hate to hear that. Seems like it is always the good ones.

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Re: Lost one of my favorite's

Post by TCRanch » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:14 am

Sorry to hear that. It's never easy but so much worse when it's a fave.

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Re: Lost one of my favorite's

Post by Bestoutwest » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:31 am

Sorry to hear that. It seems like it's been that kind of year for a lot of folks.
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Re: Lost one of my favorite's

Post by slick4591 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:45 am

I hate that for you. Seems it's usually the best ones.
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Re: Lost one of my favorite's

Post by Son of Butch » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:02 pm

That sucks.... poor Whitestar and poorer for her calf. :(

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