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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Bfields30 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:08 am

So I have a 4yr old brangus supposed to calf in feb and she randomly starts trying to suck the cow that just calf chasing her all around the pasture this morning as well as fighting each other separated the calf and it’s mom by my house. Do i sell the other cow I heard before that’s what your supposed to do but I’m not sure



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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:55 am

Bfields30 wrote:So I have a 4yr old brangus supposed to calf in feb and she randomly starts trying to suck the cow that just calf chasing her all around the pasture this morning as well as fighting each other separated the calf and it’s mom by my house. Do i sell the other cow I heard before that’s what your supposed to do but I’m not sure


Can you separate them?
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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:21 am

The problem is - if she gets the cow to stand (or any other cow), she will drain the colostrum and she will never produce it again for the newborn. Or, if you have a cow that will allow her to suck any time, the calf will starve.
It may have been something random - maybe because the new momma smelled different. If I saw her do it again, she would grow wheels.
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Post by Stocker Steve » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:27 am

Old timey solution is putting a bull ring or plastic flap into the nose of the sucker.
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Post by Bfields30 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:50 pm

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Bfields30 wrote:So I have a 4yr old brangus supposed to calf in feb and she randomly starts trying to suck the cow that just calf chasing her all around the pasture this morning as well as fighting each other separated the calf and it’s mom by my house. Do i sell the other cow I heard before that’s what your supposed to do but I’m not sure
yeah I separated

Can you separate them?

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Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:57 pm

Bfields30 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Bfields30 wrote:So I have a 4yr old brangus supposed to calf in feb and she randomly starts trying to suck the cow that just calf chasing her all around the pasture this morning as well as fighting each other separated the calf and it’s mom by my house. Do i sell the other cow I heard before that’s what your supposed to do but I’m not sure
yeah I separated

Can you separate them?


Calve out the milk stealer and I'd suggest selling her in 6-7 months with her calf by her side.
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Post by Lazy M » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:43 pm

Bfields30 wrote:So I have a 4yr old brangus supposed to calf in feb and she randomly starts trying to suck the cow that just calf chasing her all around the pasture this morning as well as fighting each other separated the calf and it’s mom by my house. Do i sell the other cow I heard before that’s what your supposed to do but I’m not sure

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Post by Bfields30 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:39 am

Cow I bought in November was told was 4-5 months bred got her checked yesterday at vet and she was open she’s 7 what should I do braford cow and she’s not crazy reason why i like her I’m buying a bull next few weeks really soon should I wait to see it he breeds her or do I ship her. My plan was to sell her as a pair once she calved but that’s out the window now.

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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:28 am

Selling cows as "cull" is an individual decision. Do you have plenty of hay to keep her to sell later as a bred cow?

Did you buy her from an individual that was a breeder, or sale barn, or cow jockey? From a BREEDER, you usually can go back to them and work out a deal.
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Post by Bfields30 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:54 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
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Selling cows as "cull" is an individual decision. Do you have plenty of hay to keep her to sell later as a bred cow?

Did you buy her from an individual that was a breeder, or sale barn, or cow jockey? From a BREEDER, you usually can go back to them and work out a deal.
cow jockey and I have enough hay my thing is what if If she doesn’t breed back but I know the markets so low right now.

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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by 1982vett » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:33 pm

Have to figure the difference in what she would bring now and what you paid for her. Then make a decision if you want to see what happens or try again.

Btw...it’s a low market both ways.....buying and selling.
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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:45 am

Bfields30 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:39 am
Cow I bought in November was told was 4-5 months bred got her checked yesterday at vet and she was open she’s 7 what should I do braford cow and she’s not crazy reason why i like her I’m buying a bull next few weeks really soon should I wait to see it he breeds her or do I ship her. My plan was to sell her as a pair once she calved but that’s out the window now.
I cull any cow that gives me a reason to. The best thing to do in the cow business is to get rid of the one's that don't produce, or cause problems. Make no excuses for your cattle and before long you won't have to worry about making any.
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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:17 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:45 am
Bfields30 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:39 am
Cow I bought in November was told was 4-5 months bred got her checked yesterday at vet and she was open she’s 7 what should I do braford cow and she’s not crazy reason why i like her I’m buying a bull next few weeks really soon should I wait to see it he breeds her or do I ship her. My plan was to sell her as a pair once she calved but that’s out the window now.
I cull any cow that gives me a reason to. The best thing to do in the cow business is to get rid of the one's that don't produce, or cause problems. Make no excuses for your cattle and before long you won't have to worry about making any.
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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Aaron » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:12 am

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I most likely wouldn't be able to remember lies or exaggerations I've told. But the truth is always easy to remember.
TT told me it's easier to remember if you write the lie down on paper first. :D
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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:25 am

Aaron wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:12 am
Chocolate Cow2 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:11 pm
I most likely wouldn't be able to remember lies or exaggerations I've told. But the truth is always easy to remember.
TT told me it's easier to remember if you write the lie down on paper first. :D
Paper is fine but I find the "Notes" section of my IPhone is much handier place to keep track of such as that.
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