Don't run your mouth.

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Don't run your mouth.

Post by True Grit Farms » Sun May 26, 2019 7:11 am

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Checked on her last night at dark, and here we are this morning. The heifer is alive and I'll try to get her up in a hour or so. Just the other day I was bragging on how everything was going along so well. Some you win, some you loose. Hopefully we'll get back on another good roll.


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Post by Bright Raven » Sun May 26, 2019 7:14 am

Sad. Very sad. Hope you get back on your track record.

That is a big calf assuming the photo is a good representation.
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Post by TCRanch » Sun May 26, 2019 7:29 am

Ouch, I hate to see that and I'm sorry for the loss of the calf. Sending good luck with the heifer!

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Post by Nesikep » Sun May 26, 2019 11:14 am

dangit!
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Post by Brookhill Angus » Sun May 26, 2019 5:11 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 7:11 am
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Checked on her last night at dark, and here we are this morning. The heifer is alive and I'll try to get her up in a hour or so. Just the other day I was bragging on how everything was going along so well. Some you win, some you loose. Hopefully we'll get back on another good roll.
When I saw that photo, my heart sank. Sorry about your loss, truly! I watch my cattle obsessively, and spoke to someone the other day in the business that makes me sound lax when it comes to keeping an eye on them. With that said, no matter how close you watch, as you know something is going to go wrong. Last year I thought I was kicking azz and taking names until I had a stunning EXAR Denver bull calf die at birth, and a Conneally Comrade female die because momma for some reason couldn't get the placenta off the nostrils. It can humble you really fast, even though you don't seem to be the type that brags.

Things will improve, and again, terribly sorry about your loss.
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Post by True Grit Farms » Sun May 26, 2019 6:18 pm

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She fell back down so we just left her, hopefully tomorrow she'll be alive and walking around.
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Post by wbvs58 » Sun May 26, 2019 6:26 pm

Sorry to here that Grit. By the looks of her, she will be a goer.

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Post by Redgully » Sun May 26, 2019 6:50 pm

Bloody annoying when they get it out that far and gets stuck. Was that a hip lock?

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Post by True Grit Farms » Sun May 26, 2019 7:04 pm

Redgully wrote:
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Bloody annoying when they get it out that far and gets stuck. Was that a hip lock?
Sort of I guess, but I just pulled the calf out without turning it. She wasn't having any labor contractions so I think she just wore out. Timing is everything and luck just wasn't on our side today.
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Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sun May 26, 2019 8:49 pm

How old is that heifer? Do you know what she weighs?
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Post by True Grit Farms » Sun May 26, 2019 9:06 pm

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How old is that heifer? Do you know what she weighs?
She was born on 4/9/17. I have no idea on her weight, 900+lbs? Seems like when we added Hereford, we added problems. I personally think it's more of a numbers game.
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Post by Nesikep » Sun May 26, 2019 9:07 pm

i'm assuming you've given her a shot of dex? that would help her out a lot, and some sweet feed and goodies if she's got some appetite
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Post by snoopdog » Sun May 26, 2019 9:14 pm

Dang that looks like a big calf, hope to hear good news tomorrow.
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Post by True Grit Farms » Sun May 26, 2019 9:18 pm

Nesikep wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 9:07 pm
i'm assuming you've given her a shot of dex? that would help her out a lot, and some sweet feed and goodies if she's got some appetite
Yes 15 cc dex, 5 cc Multi Min 90. I'll get serious tomorrow if need be. She drinks some but hasn't ate, I hate to stress her anymore than she already is.
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Post by mrvictordomino » Sun May 26, 2019 9:21 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 9:06 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 8:49 pm
How old is that heifer? Do you know what she weighs?
She was born on 4/9/17. I have no idea on her weight, 900+lbs? Seems like when we added Hereford, we added problems. I personally think it's more of a numbers game.
Sure hate to see your picture TGF. Maybe the wrong Hereford.....
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