Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

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Re: Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

Post by MurraysMutts » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:18 am

So here's Sevens mama with the twin she decided to keep. She is my heaviest cow. Right around 1500 lbs
The other day I caught her nursing not only her heifer but another mamas bull calf! What a twat...

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Re: Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

Post by greggy » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:16 pm

She has the baby bug......

Clucky as soon as one gets out ? 😀

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Post by MurraysMutts » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:37 pm

Haha!
Lil better pic of both together.

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Re: Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

Post by MurraysMutts » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:29 am

No pics but...

Almost outta that textured sweet feed grower whatever ya call it.
Shes going on dry pellets from here out.
Funny. I think she prefers it anyway. She picks thru and eats the pelleted feed first. Lol
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Re: Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

Post by greggy » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:50 pm

That is all I give them and milk when young, and far smaller than those 2.....

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Post by MurraysMutts » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:29 pm

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Had to get her a new collar.
Shes growing like a weed!
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Post by MurraysMutts » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:23 pm

She lost her collar and bell dangitall!
Gave her the ear tag she deserved. Lucky girl...

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She put on a bit of height as well.
I had her penned with the weaners for a bit. Idk if calmed them any or not, but she ate well while she was in there with em anyway.


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She wont stay still for a nice picture. All she wants to do is eat or be loved on. Dang pet cow anyway...
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Re: Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

Post by TCRanch » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:23 am

How about this hot mess of a "bottle calf"? Except she never was! I'm currently supplementing a calf because his mama has mastitis; treated her but 1 quarter is dead & she's just not producing enough. Anyway, for some reason Big Bertha is allllll about the bottle and begs for any leftovers. Her calf is 6 weeks old and she's a heavy milker - maybe she thinks she's replenishing her supply? I got nuthin'. :)
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Post by MurraysMutts » Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:08 pm

Haha! That's great!
I dont dare shove a bottle in my cows faces. Then them suckers would be chasing me every time I get a bottle out too! Lolz

I'll have to get a couple new pics of Seven.
Shes smaller than the others from her group but she is kicking right along. Her sister is out on tha wheeet
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Re: Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

Post by greggy » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:25 pm

Bottle cows are funny....but too big to have them chasing you down.

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Re: Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

Post by Nesikep » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:23 am

Good to hear she's doing alright!
I'm finally winning an adoption battle, I put my wheezy calf down last sunday and got the momma to adopt the 2 month old male twin... I think they get along now
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Post by MurraysMutts » Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:04 pm

2 months? I bet that was a job!
Some cows are just naturals at it I reckon. Good for her being a good mama!

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She wanted to help mend fence today.

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Post by MurraysMutts » Thu May 07, 2020 10:09 am

We've come a long way baby....
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Re: Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

Post by TCRanch » Thu May 07, 2020 12:52 pm

She looks great, well done!

And just for kicks, Mercy Me and Nuthin' But Trouble finishing the leftovers. Nope, neither were bottle babies, both have calves on 'em. :lol:
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Re: Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

Post by greggy » Fri May 08, 2020 7:01 am

it still cracks me up to think cows want or will drink milk.....

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