Heifers got into barley chop help!!

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Re: Heifers got into barley chop help!!

Postby angus9259 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:29 pm

JCcattle wrote:
Supa Dexta wrote:Duct tape their ears around their neck if you're worried about it.

Never heard of that one before! :idea: But that should work better than all these ear muff thingies that cows immediately try to rip off the babies!


duct tape is much better
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Re: Heifers got into barley chop help!!

Postby JCcattle » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:15 pm

angus9259 wrote:If you get concerned they got into some feed they shouldn't, you could give them a tube of mineral oil to keep the bloating down and some magnesium oxide to move the contents through their belly faster.

I've heard mixed reviews on giving baking soda as sometimes it can foam while it's neutralizing the acid and cause bloating when there otherwise wouldn't be any.

Thanks, I will remember this! Hopefully there will be no next time. Thankfully they seem to be just fine so it was just a scare for me. I used to have a milk cow that would blew up a few times, managed to save her every time but it’s sure no fun. We then used bloateze and hoses. But that doesn’t work for every situation..
The two babies are dancing around and doing great, mamas are calm and easy to work around. And tonight I don’t have to get up and check!! :banana:
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Re: Heifers got into barley chop help!!

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:50 am

Congrats!!! Who is the sire of the babies?
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Re: Heifers got into barley chop help!!

Postby JCcattle » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:18 pm

angus9259 wrote:If you get concerned they got into some feed they shouldn't, you could give them a tube of mineral oil to keep the bloating down and some magnesium oxide to move the contents through their belly faster.

I've heard mixed reviews on giving baking soda as sometimes it can foam while it's neutralizing the acid and cause bloating when there otherwise wouldn't be any.


Thanks, that question did pass thru my mind about what reaction baking soda would have.. cooking and baking with it usually always makes some foaming reaction lol but that’s different than a cows stomach :D
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Re: Heifers got into barley chop help!!

Postby JCcattle » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:53 pm

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This is the first one that calved. She is just bred an angus but there’s not much info on him. We will probably sell the calf as a steer in fall. The other heifer happens to be one of my younger bros 3 cows.
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Re: Heifers got into barley chop help!!

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:05 pm

Wheatland had had some really good bulls.
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Re: Heifers got into barley chop help!!

Postby JCcattle » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:57 pm

Yes we have really loved the bull we have from Wheatland 786T!
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