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Bumping?

Post by coaklnic000 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:03 pm

At what Month of a Jersey Heifers pregnancy is it ok to try bumping the Calve? She’s 3 years old and is 6 months and 2 weeks in to her pregnancy. Thanks in advance



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Re: Bumping?

Post by Farmgirl » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:13 pm

Can usually bump a calf at about 7 months or so.

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Post by coaklnic000 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:14 pm

Farmgirl wrote:
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Can usually bump a calf at about 7 months or so.
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Re: Bumping?

Post by ohiosteve » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:41 pm

I believe the right hand side of the cow is your best bet if I remember correctly. Right in front of the rear leg.
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Post by coaklnic000 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:38 am

ohiosteve wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:41 pm
I believe the right hand side of the cow is your best bet if I remember correctly. Right in front of the rear leg.
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Re: Bumping?

Post by Dsth » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:10 am

When we were milking and using a bull, we would start bumping about 9 months post calving. If we could bump a calf, we would assume she was around 7 months pregnant. a lot has changed since then, but it you can bump a calf, she is pregnant. Bumping area is as ohiosteve has mentioned. not sure how close to rear leg he bumps but we always did the right side. I would call it more like the rear half of the stomach area about half way up.

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Re: Bumping?

Post by holm25 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:59 pm

About 2 months post calving you can bump a calf. Usually. Not always. I had one last year I couldn’t bump until closer to calving.

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Re: Bumping?

Post by T & B farms » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:57 pm

I had to google “calf bumping” I’ve never heard such a thing. Why not just sleeve her? 7-9 months bred it is extremely easy to do.

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Re: Bumping?

Post by TexasBred » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:07 am

holm25 wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:59 pm
About 2 months post calving you can bump a calf. Usually. Not always. I had one last year I couldn’t bump until closer to calving.
:shock: :shock: You do realize a two month calf is about 2 inches long??
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Re: Bumping?

Post by Bigfoot » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:40 am

The term bumping is a little misleading, but I guess it's always been called that. You don't bump him, he bumps you. Also, by the time you can bump a calf, a newb should be able to visually tell if a cow is heavy bred.
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Re: Bumping?

Post by Silver » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:49 am

TexasBred wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:07 am
holm25 wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:59 pm
About 2 months post calving you can bump a calf. Usually. Not always. I had one last year I couldn’t bump until closer to calving.
:shock: :shock: You do realize a two month calf is about 2 inches long??
Most of my cows aren't even bred 2 months post calving.

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Re: Bumping?

Post by holm25 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:30 am

TexasBred wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:07 am
holm25 wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:59 pm
About 2 months post calving you can bump a calf. Usually. Not always. I had one last year I couldn’t bump until closer to calving.
:shock: :shock: You do realize a two month calf is about 2 inches long??
Haha worded that wrong. I meant two months before calving.

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