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- Location: Edison, Ohio
Heifer has been in the barn since Sat. She didn't get up for feeding at first. She finally got up and nibbled a little on the hay. Didn't take any grain. Layed back down. No heavey breathing nor did I observe any contractions. Not bagged near as much as most of my cows the day of calving. However, I had one old gal that didn't bag much until the night before calving. Then she would bag up like your best dairy cow.
As stated before, all our cows have calved in the pasture in the past and I didn't worry much about them. This one is ny grandson's show heifer.
How does a cow act just before calving? Laying down and off feed is that common when calving is real near? For the past two days and when she was being showed, I would have to push her back from the gate just to get in and feed her. The first calve date would be April 3.
First time hiefer and she is 80% new genetics from the rest of the herd. I have no past to go on.
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P.S. Let her out of the barn and let her relax by having room in a small lot if you have it.