Nesikep wrote:I do give them in the rump, because any cow that leaves our place is a cull. it's also the only place I can get to while they're eating without me noticing them, since the corrals are a quite a distance away... if I have to give a calf or yearling a shot (very rare), they do get it in the neck.
On another note, I felt kicking inside a few bellies over the last few days... little guys are announcing their presence
Nesikep wrote:Well, I brought my "Mega" up from the field since she's a heifer and getting really heavy, I reviewed my breeding dates, and she was due to be in heat 3 days after the bull was released, somehow I didn't see that and somehow the bulls were after her 2 weeks later, either way, I'm quite certain she's among the first. by next week I should have a couple little ones
Kathie, did you have a beautiful day on Sunday and miserable weather on Monday? I was out in a T shirt sunday, I got the corrals cleaned nicely, and I woke up monday it was snowing again, it's just below freezing now. The humidity meter was showing 100% RH this morning.. I took the opportunity to douse some of the cows and calves with a delousing shampoo since they were all soggy anyhow
Nesikep wrote:Well, we had our first calf yesterday morning, He's about an 80 lb bull calf, cute as a button... Mother didn't do all that well in the licking department, but she did very well as far as cooperation.. didn't lift a leg as I cleared out the teats and got him started. And going back to the subject of cows not bagging up this year... This one had milk, but the udder definitely wasn't anywhere near as full as I've seen
Mega still hasn't calved yet, but she's bagging up. I've put her on a diet since she wants to do nothing but eat, a half bale a day if I let her... she's at 288 days, so I figure tomorrow might be the day... and it's just as well, it was a miserable day here today, windy, snow (4"), sleet, and now it's raining. Tomorrow is supposed to be a nice day though.
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