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bull bred 7 month jersey heifer

Post by ljmc50 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:49 am

had the neighbor's bull get to our 7 month jersey heifer....what to do?



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Re: bull bred 7 month jersey heifer

Post by TCRanch » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:34 am

Wait a couple weeks & give her a shot of Lutalyse, 5cc IM or Lutalyse Hi-Con, 2cc IM or SQ. Lute is 93% effective if given within 100 days.

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Re: bull bred 7 month jersey heifer

Post by Farmgirl » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:56 am

Just to add...must buy lute from a vet.

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Re: bull bred 7 month jersey heifer

Post by MRRherefords » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:23 am

Yes, Lutalyse is the thing to use.

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Re: bull bred 7 month jersey heifer

Post by Caustic Burno » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:00 pm

Or wait 283 days for the surprise another 205 days to 365 for freezer beef.
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Re: bull bred 7 month jersey heifer

Post by Bigfoot » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:55 pm

I had a Jersey calve at 12 months old one time. Had it fine. If had I known she was bred in time though, I would have luted her.
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Re: bull bred 7 month jersey heifer

Post by Silver » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:18 pm

Had a cow have her second calf yesterday. Cow is 24 months old almost exactly. Don't panic.

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Re: bull bred 7 month jersey heifer

Post by farmerjan » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:07 pm

For the sake of the jersey heifer, lute her and don't let her carry a calf at this young age. I wait 30 days after an unplanned breeding because sometimes they don't take anyway. But, the reason to wait is that the system must "know it is pregnant" and then the Lute will cause the CL to "dissolve" and then the cycle will start again. If given too soon, a lute shot will sometimes not do the job. And I always give a 2nd lute shot 2 weeks after the first one.... as a backup. Once in awhile a lute shot will not work.
I have had jerseys calve very young, and do okay. But a 16 month old heifer, is like a 14 yr old human....she might be able to have it but is it really in her best interests? She will be more likely stunted, and if no problems having it, then might not breed back for a long while, because her body reserves are just too used up at that age. And you can run into problems with her having it. Had a neighbor with a 17 month old jersey heifer trying to calve. Angus bull..... but calf died, stuck partway out, hiplocked, and they had to cut it up to get it out and the heifer went down, and they had to shoot her 2 days later.... all because another neighbor said it wouldn't be a big deal. If you can get her in, give her a shot and for a few dollars, prevent a possible disaster down the road. And keep her away from the fence near the bull when she is bulling.

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