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Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by devonian » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:35 am

It looks healthy and is up and about its about 12 hours old now and although I've watched it for about 2 hours I haven't seen it nurse and I can't see any indication that it has none of the mothers teats look clean or wet from sucking. Although I did see the calf do a big poop an hour or so ago, is this a definite proof that it has nursed?? Thanks in advance.



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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by TCRanch » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:03 pm

Stick your finger in the calf's mouth. Should be nice & warm. If it latches on it's hungry. Does one side or teat look smaller?

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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by Silver » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:59 pm

My general experience is that if I'm not sure if the calf has sucked or not, it hasn't. And the sooner that gets rectified the better.

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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by devonian » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:10 pm

Its ok it was it was sucking when I went to the shed just now and its mothers teats are now clean, that was a good 12 hours though until it got its first feed I think unless the mother somehow managed to keep its teats dirty all day. I re- iodined the calfs navel and gave it extra probiotics as a safety measure just in case and will be vigilant.

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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by Bright Raven » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:19 pm

devonian wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Its ok it was it was sucking when I went to the shed just now and its mothers teats are now clean, that was a good 12 hours though until it got its first feed I think unless the mother somehow managed to keep its teats dirty all day. I re- iodined the calfs navel and gave it extra probiotics as a safety measure just in case and will be vigilant.
Glad to hear. You are being a good keeper. Good for you.

Are you a Devonian or are you referencing the Devonian Geological Period?
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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by devonian » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:42 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:19 pm
devonian wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Its ok it was it was sucking when I went to the shed just now and its mothers teats are now clean, that was a good 12 hours though until it got its first feed I think unless the mother somehow managed to keep its teats dirty all day. I re- iodined the calfs navel and gave it extra probiotics as a safety measure just in case and will be vigilant.
Glad to hear. You are being a good keeper. Good for you.

Are you a Devonian or are you referencing the Devonian Geological Period?
Thankyou. How do you mean? I'm from Devon England if thats what you meant? So I guess I am. Have you heard of it? Its where the Devon breed originates from.

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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by Bright Raven » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:46 pm

devonian wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:42 pm
Bright Raven wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:19 pm
devonian wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Its ok it was it was sucking when I went to the shed just now and its mothers teats are now clean, that was a good 12 hours though until it got its first feed I think unless the mother somehow managed to keep its teats dirty all day. I re- iodined the calfs navel and gave it extra probiotics as a safety measure just in case and will be vigilant.
Glad to hear. You are being a good keeper. Good for you.

Are you a Devonian or are you referencing the Devonian Geological Period?
Thankyou. How do you mean? I'm from Devon England if thats what you meant? So I guess I am. Have you heard of it? Its where the Devon breed originates from.
That is exactly what I thought. I figured you were a resident of Devon since you said you lived in the UK. The fact of the matter is, if I remember my historical geology, the Type Section of the Devonian Geological Unit is in Devon, England, thus, named the Devonian Period.
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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by devonian » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:16 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonian

You're right and from the sounds of it is a very old period of geology, you learn something every day. The soil and rocks of much of the county are very red almost like mars looks and much like the colour of Devon cows themselves , its a great place to live as I'm sure Kentucky is. I'd love to go there in deep summer and drink Jack Daniels I mean Jim Beam lol.

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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by Bright Raven » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:33 pm

devonian wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:16 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonian

You're right and from the sounds of it is a very old period of geology, you learn something every day. The soil and rocks of much of the county are very red almost like mars looks and much like the colour of Devon cows themselves , its a great place to live as I'm sure Kentucky is. I'd love to go there in deep summer and drink Jack Daniels I mean Jim Beam lol.
It would be my pleasure to entertain you in your first celebration of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey on Kentucky Soil. Instead of Jim Bean, it would be my pleasure to introduce you to Knob Creek or Buffalo Trace. If Brookhill is with us, we'll make him buy us Pappy Van Winkle - he has the big bucks! Lol
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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by Silver » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:40 pm

Never drink whiskey made from corn! Only good rye whiskey is tolerated in these parts!

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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by Brookhill Angus » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:57 pm

Silver wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:40 pm
Never drink whiskey made from corn! Only good rye whiskey is tolerated in these parts!
Then you should try this

http://www.oldpogue.com/spirits

“Old Maysville Club”

Made right down the road from me.
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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by Bright Raven » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:03 pm

Brookhill Angus wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:57 pm
Silver wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:40 pm
Never drink whiskey made from corn! Only good rye whiskey is tolerated in these parts!
Then you should try this

http://www.oldpogue.com/spirits

“Old Maysville Club”

Made right down the road from me.
Right in my back yard. Had it just a week ago at Caproni On The River. Caproni's is only a few blocks from the distillery. I have to assume that you have eaten at Caproni's.

I was there with my old college gang. If I remember, a shot was 25 bucks.
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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by JMJ Farms » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:12 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:03 pm
I was there with my old college gang. If I remember, a shot was 25 bucks.
You can drink about 5 gallons of Lord Calvert for $25 :hide: :lol2:
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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by Silver » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:00 pm

Brookhill Angus wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:57 pm
Silver wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:40 pm
Never drink whiskey made from corn! Only good rye whiskey is tolerated in these parts!
Then you should try this

http://www.oldpogue.com/spirits

“Old Maysville Club”

Made right down the road from me.
I can PM you my address and you can send me a jug to try :D

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Re: Newborn calf not sure if its nursed

Post by devonian » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:11 am

Silver wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:40 pm
Never drink whiskey made from corn! Only good rye whiskey is tolerated in these parts!
I would agree I stick with single malt scottish whiskys mainly (eg Talisker) but when in Rome do as the romans do is what I say.

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