No report back yet from U.K., we delivered her yesterday morning.Bright Raven wrote: ↑Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:23 amLucky,
Our grass over here is still pretty puny. Only in the last 3 days has it started. Plus, Brookhill uses excellent mineral (I think he said he found a mineral better than Vitaferm which he had been using).
Just some information to consider!
Here is my best guess, she laid down after eating, got herself in a position where she had trouble, perhaps she was bloated, not sure, then could not get up. She was in a position when I found her with her legs uphill. I'm chalking it up to a freak accident.
She was not one of the bigger cows, she was around 1700 pounds, never a ravenous eater like some of the others.
I prefer to see her in this light, R.I.P. you great momma.
I truly appreciate all the comments from the folks on CT. They have helped me a lot, believe it or not.
Time to move on, things happen, that's cattle for you, that's life for you. We have lost 3 cows in the past 5 years, we are almost obsessive about their care, but no matter how hard you may try to prevent things, there is always the outlier that hits. The other two passed because of leg issues, one went into a groundhog hole, broke her leg, nearly certain of it, and the other slipped near a hilly area and suffered a stifle injury. None of which we could have prevented unless we followed them around 24/7. Again, thank you all for the kind words.