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Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Postby Stepbystep » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:55 pm

Great Pictures. Thanks

Just learning so please forgive question if it seems simple, but when you cow is expecting do you hand around to make sure there are no problems?

I am in Texas and have noticed many Free range cattle running on property with no haouse on it. I am curious because I would like to get into cattle but would like to learn first, instead of at the risk to the cattle's health.
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Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Postby IluvABbeef » Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:31 pm

Stepbystep, I've never heard of this being done, and I believe it's something that no producer on here does. It's really not worth the time to be doing that anyway because it's better off to be out checking cows once or twice a day to see if there are any problems or not. And if you do find a cow that is having trouble, it's only then that you glove up and go in to see what the matter is.

In your part of the country, conditions are often right enough for cows to be calving without a shed. It's much different if you're calving in the middle of January in Canada. If you're calving on May in Canada you don't need a shed either.
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Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Postby Dreamfarm » Mon May 28, 2012 8:38 pm

These are incredible pictures. It sure helps to have something to look at. Helps the understanding curve.
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Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Postby banekar » Tue May 29, 2012 10:28 pm

Great pictures!
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Postby dieselbeef » Wed May 30, 2012 6:30 am

im in here
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Postby Mother73 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:12 am

and how funny that I get through the pictures without batting an eye. seen a lot of animals give birth. but was suddenly struck dumb when thinking about smell. thinking I might need some vicks if I am close enough to get a whiff.
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Postby dieselbeef » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:44 am

if ya gotta go get that afterbirth a week or so later the vicks wont help..its god awful
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Postby Crazy Farmgirl » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:39 am

In find it's like fish and relatives....they all stink after 3 days!
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Postby Mother73 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:32 am

Nice guys! Just what I need, a good dose of "stench" paranoia. But, thanks for the warning.
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Postby dieselbeef » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:18 am

its dead stuff..it dont smell good
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Postby glacierridge » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:44 pm

Smells good to my brother's moron of a dog. He's disgusting when it comes to it. He's already dragged out after birth that was frozen in a pile of poop for months until it thawed.
Yuck!!!!
He will find it if it's around, he's a digger for it too.

Tried to stop him, can't be broke.

You just make sure he don't lick you. Bleh!!!!
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Postby CKC1586 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:45 am

Alan wrote:
Dr. Lee wrote:Hi milkmaid

Can I use one of your pictures for an article in the Georgia Cattlemen's magazine?

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Re: cows calving -- for newbies -- pictures

Postby OwnedByTheCow » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:05 am

What time of year would be best for calving?
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Postby Kathie in Thorp » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:06 pm

OwnedByTheCow wrote:What time of year would be best for calving?

Depends on where you are, seasons, temps, etc. Then, if you are selling calves, when is the best time to sell in your market.
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Postby Gerard Dawn » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:19 am

Thanks for this information.
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