Pregnant cow showing heat?

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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by VaCowman » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:15 am

If I was a betting man, I'd say she slipped the calf. I'd have her checked before I did anything drastic. a couple of years ago, I watched a "bred" cow stand for the bull multiple times one day while feeding. It was too muddy to get the trailer in to get her out and take to market, so I was holding off til things worked out to where I could ship her. about 3 weeks later, I went out to feed, and low and behold, there was a dandy calf nursing her. That was a first for me! Ever since then, if I see a cow being followed or standing to mount, I always swing her by the vet clinic on the way to the market just in case. Worst case scenario, I take her and she checks as safe in calf and I haul her back home. Better than putting a dang good cow in the butcher pen.



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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Silver » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:27 am

I had 4 or 5 cows written down as empty this fall because I had seen them bulling in the pasture prior to preg checking. Three of them turned out to be bred and on time.

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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by VaCowman » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:16 am

I sold a cow that was standing for the bull a few years before the incidence I described above. She was standing one evening and I loaded her up next morning and sold in butcher pen. After the cow that missed her ride due to mud, I've always wondered if I screwed up by not checking the other one. She was a dang good cow...I should've checked her, but didn't. She was checked safe with AI heifer calf in March before being shipped in July. I can assure you I've contemplated that cow more than once since she left...I have 3 of her daughters in the herd that are stomp down good. I'll just have to make progress with those gals.

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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Richnm » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:11 pm

She’s open
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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Bright Raven » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:16 pm

Richnm wrote:
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She’s open
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Thanks for the update, my friend. Sorry but let's be honest, 98 % of the time when they behave like that, they are open. Nevertheless, you did what is right.

The only thing you may want to know is why. You could do an antibody test.
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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Richnm » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:38 pm

I re-preg tested all the heifers. In that pen. She was the only one open.
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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Bright Raven » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:58 pm

Richnm wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:38 pm
I re-preg tested all the heifers. In that pen. She was the only one open.
Excellent. Now, 8 to 10 days from the observed heat, you could Lutalyse her and save about 8 days waiting for her to have a full cycle.

You could also set her up on a synchronization protocol. Example, 7 day synchronization and breed on heat detection.

Day 1. Insert CIDR and give GnRH
Day 7. Pull CIDR and give PG.
Observe for estrus and breed on heat detection. Give GnRH at time of AI.
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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Silver » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:29 pm

Thanks for the update. Now that you know for certain you can make decisions..

....also, did you know that 63.2% of all statistics are made up on the spot?

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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Richnm » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:34 pm

Silver wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:29 pm
Thanks for the update. Now that you know for certain you can make decisions..

....also, did you know that 63.2% of all statistics are made up on the spot?
which stats are you referring to ?
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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Silver » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:42 pm

Richnm wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:34 pm
Silver wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:29 pm
Thanks for the update. Now that you know for certain you can make decisions..

....also, did you know that 63.2% of all statistics are made up on the spot?
which stats are you referring to ?
87.4% of the stats posted on this thread :lol:

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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Richnm » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:50 pm

Only one person posted stats on this thread and he was 100% right. Sorry bro. He is sooooo “Bright”!!!
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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Bright Raven » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:50 pm

Richnm wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:34 pm
Silver wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:29 pm
Thanks for the update. Now that you know for certain you can make decisions..

....also, did you know that 63.2% of all statistics are made up on the spot?
which stats are you referring to ?
Silver is correct. 98 percent was a guess. It is actually closer to 100 %.
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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Silver » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:08 pm

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes 8)

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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Richnm » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:10 pm

Here we go......
“Epd’s mean nothing without feed, feed your dam cows.”

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Re: Pregnant cow showing heat?

Post by Bright Raven » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:14 pm

Richnm wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:10 pm
Here we go......
The juice ain't worth the squeeze.
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