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I will wait on this one...

Post by Bright Raven » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:18 pm

Give her the night to get over that postpartum aggression. Lol

I get a lot of visitors. What amazes my visitors most about my cows is their docility. I can approach and put hands on every cow in my herd. Even this one but when Mercedes has a calf - be careful, at least until her postpartum hormones settle down.

I think this is a heifer and I am guessing about my average BW which is 87 pounds. I will take a pan of feed down in the morning and get the sex, BW, administer Inforce 3 and First Defense. Until then, I am going to let her unwind.
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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by TCRanch » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:33 pm

Oh yeah, that's beyond stink eye - she's ready to eat you for lunch! Good call. Maybe wait until afternoon.

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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by Bright Raven » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:36 pm

TCRanch wrote:
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Oh yeah, that's beyond stink eye - she's ready to eat you for lunch! Good call. Maybe wait until afternoon.
She was pumped. Lol

She is the most unpredictable cow. I have had her give me a couple head fakes. So I watch her. Last year, I had no problem. But she was not in a good mood. That was just a couple hours ago.
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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:14 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:36 pm
TCRanch wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:33 pm
Oh yeah, that's beyond stink eye - she's ready to eat you for lunch! Good call. Maybe wait until afternoon.
She was pumped. Lol

She is the most unpredictable cow. I have had her give me a couple head fakes. So I watch her. Last year, I had no problem. But she was not in a good mood. That was just a couple hours ago.
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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by wbvs58 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:24 pm

Be carefull Ron, don't take any chances.

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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by Bright Raven » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:26 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:14 pm
Bright Raven wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:36 pm
TCRanch wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:33 pm
Oh yeah, that's beyond stink eye - she's ready to eat you for lunch! Good call. Maybe wait until afternoon.
She was pumped. Lol

She is the most unpredictable cow. I have had her give me a couple head fakes. So I watch her. Last year, I had no problem. But she was not in a good mood. That was just a couple hours ago.
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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by bball » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:28 pm

Yep. You made the right choice. That gal is in full defense mode.
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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by sim.-ang.king » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:21 pm

Just need a big stick. :lol:
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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by Bright Raven » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:18 am

sim.-ang.king wrote:
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Just need a big stick. :lol:
Buddy, that is exactly how dad handled them. I saw him get penned against a concrete wall by a big holstein. When he got room, he was hitting that cow with anything he could get his hands on. My dad was a good person but he had his bad habits.
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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by Bright Raven » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:26 am

What a difference the night has made in her.

Dam: Mercedes, PB Simmental.
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Weight: 88 pounds
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Very thrifty. She had the udder nursed down and Mercedes has a decent size udder.
I found the placenta this morning and disposed of it.
Gave Inforce 3 in each nostril and got a First Defense Bolus down.
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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:46 am

Glad she settled down. It pays to KNOW your cattle's personalities in a situation like you have. But, just remember, some times they completely change from year to year. Next year, 1 day may not be enough waiting time. Hope you are at least out there on a quad, not just walking around by yourself!
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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by Bright Raven » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:06 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:46 am
Glad she settled down. It pays to KNOW your cattle's personalities in a situation like you have. But, just remember, some times they completely change from year to year. Next year, 1 day may not be enough waiting time. Hope you are at least out there on a quad, not just walking around by yourself!
I like Grandmaster. I have a couple daughters in the herd.
I like Grandmaster. I have a couple with Grandmaster in the pedigree.
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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by JParrott » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:35 am

sim.-ang.king wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:21 pm
Just need a big stick. :lol:
We like to band the new bulls within an hour or two of calving. We let the cow clean them up, let the calf eat, and when it curls up to nap that's when we try to sneak in and do the business. Our cows are pets for the most part but we always keep a club handy because sometimes they get a little over zealous and forget who owns the farm. If the calf stays quiet, it's usually all good and momma may not do much more than look up from eating. If the calf bawls, it's usually exciting.

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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by Nesikep » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:43 pm

I have one old cow that is psychotic at calving.. she's due in a month or so... it takes her about 2-3 days to settle down. Right now she loves her belly rubs and everything.
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Re: I will wait on this one...

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:48 pm

I don't believe in using a stick.
IF I can reach them with a stick, they are waaayyyy tooo close for me to avoid them. All well and good, if you pop one on the nose and she turns away, but if she DOESN'T........
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