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Postby AZAggie » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:18 pm

We had a tragedy strike last week. My first calf this spring had to be pulled. Momma cow took off after it was born so we, mainly my mom, bottle raised her at their house. Last week I get a panicked call from my mom because they couldn't find Jazi. When I get there, my Dad had called Mom saying he found her and she was stuck in a trailer. I we ran up to the back of the property and found her. She was alive, but was in bad shape. We had to get a torch to cut the trailer apart to free her head and neck. Unfortunately, she died a few hours later. My Mom was devastated. That calf was as much a pet to her as any dog.
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Postby A.J. » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:43 pm

Sorry for your loss. Always tough losing one. It never ceases to amaze me the trouble they can get into. How was she stuck?
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Re: Tragedy

Postby TCRanch » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:19 am

Oh no, sorry to hear that! Hard enough to lose one, much worse when it's a fave/pet.
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Re: Tragedy

Postby Nesikep » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:16 am

That sucks :(.. I had a close call with my orphaned calf this year, he stuck his head between a wire gate and the fence and couldn't pull it back out.. I'm just glad I noticed.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:31 am

Sorry to hear that..
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Re: Tragedy

Postby angus9259 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:33 am

I've come to believe that if you leave anything in the field with them they will find a way to kill themselves with it.
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Postby angus9259 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:35 am

I had to cut out all the crooks in my trees after this....


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Re: Tragedy

Postby slick4591 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:36 pm

I hate that for you.
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Re: Tragedy

Postby AZAggie » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:42 pm

A.J. wrote:Sorry for your loss. Always tough losing one. It never ceases to amaze me the trouble they can get into. How was she stuck?

This is how we found her.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:53 pm

AZAggie wrote:
A.J. wrote:Sorry for your loss. Always tough losing one. It never ceases to amaze me the trouble they can get into. How was she stuck?

This is how we found her.
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Man thats a bad situation there,, no wonder it got her...cattle are tough. What you think would kill them sometimes don't,,and little things can take them out...
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Re: Tragedy

Postby angus9259 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:14 pm

AZAggie wrote:
A.J. wrote:Sorry for your loss. Always tough losing one. It never ceases to amaze me the trouble they can get into. How was she stuck?

This is how we found her.
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wow. I can imagine thinking to myself "none of them could get hurt by this" and then blammo. they prove you wrong. maddening. same with ponds. I know folks like having ponds in the field for water and cooling but it sure seems like they would be death traps.
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Re: Tragedy

Postby Workinonit Farm » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:26 pm

AZAggie wrote:
A.J. wrote:Sorry for your loss. Always tough losing one. It never ceases to amaze me the trouble they can get into. How was she stuck?

This is how we found her.
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Oh Lord!! That's a terrible sight to come upon. I'm surprised that calf lived as long as it did, being stuck that way.

Sorry that you lost it.
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Re: Tragedy

Postby AZAggie » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:46 pm

It was tough. My mom blamed herself. I told her you can't watch them 24 hrs a day and unfortunately they do stupid things from time to time.
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Re: Tragedy

Postby AZAggie » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:47 pm

This was one of the brahman/Angus calves I was going to keep too.
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Re: Tragedy

Postby AZAggie » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:48 pm

angus9259 wrote:I had to cut out all the crooks in my trees after this....


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I've heard of them doing that too. Luckily I haven't had to deal with it, yet.
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