Odd teats?

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Odd teats?

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:56 pm

I have one cow with one bottle teat, and a couple cows with two bottle teats. The remaining teats look small and practical. :?: What is the risk in retaining a cow like this?
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Re: Odd teats?

Postby RanchMan90 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:08 pm

No problem in a stocker herd, except getting calves started on them. Certainly would pass it on to replacements though.
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Re: Odd teats?

Postby MRRherefords » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:07 pm

Are they good cows otherwise? Good milkers? Have they raised other calves? If so she may be worth hanging on to.

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Re: Odd teats?

Postby Aaron » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:48 pm

Bred to decent bull should correct it. Have one cow, big teats in front, perfect tiny in back. Daughter had perfect teats all of the way around, but came up open after one calf, so she is going in the freezer. Always keep daughters off big teat cows if that is their only issue. Many problems correct in one generation or two - again if bred to decent bulls - not some average schmuck.
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Re: Odd teats?

Postby dun » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:51 pm

If it's just one or 2 and they aren;t paired it's likely an injury or damage not genetic.
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Re: Odd teats?

Postby ClinchValley » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:33 pm

Does an odd teat make them worth much less? So long as teat size is acceptable on the other 4?
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Re: Odd teats?

Postby dun » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:13 pm

ClinchValley wrote:Does an odd teat make them worth much less? So long as teat size is acceptable on the other 4?

The only time an odd teat causes a problem is for dairy cows with milking machines. And then only if the odd teat interferes with the milker being attached.
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