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    Cow down

    Sometimes the best thing you can do is end it for them. It's not fun but I'm not letting an animal lay around and suffer to hopefully make a dollar. I've had a couple that I gambled on and they ended up getting up and doing just fine but they had the energy to keep trying. This one was old and...
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    Cow down

    I appreciate everyone's kind words. I think I did the best thing for the cow. Sure I could have given it longer and let her lay there but when I feel in my gut they have quit I'm not going to let one lay there just to hopefully get a few more dollars out of them. I fell good about what I did...
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    Cow down

    True Grit I sure was too. I had taken a liking to her over the rest of them. She was just an old run down cow but she was so laid back it was scary. She knew to wait up by the house every afternoon and I'd give her a few lbs of sweet feed. Oh well that's part of it, not the first I've put down...
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    Cow down

    I put her down. When I got home she was back laying down on her side and was absolutely spent. I tried for a solid hour to get her to sit up but she couldn't hold it. Got her picked up with the tractor buy her entire body was limp, wouldn't try to eat sweet feed at all. I felt like she was ready...
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    Cow down

    I'm pretty sure she's just worn out from trying to get up the last two days. Eating and drinking good. She would not lift her head at all when I found her and was lifeless. Once I got her spun around and helped her sit up she has stayed upright no problem. Time will tell I guess but I want to...
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    Cow down

    Get hasn't seen the cow. She has made some attempts to get up but not a lot of luck so far. I'll be back home soon and will see what I can work out. I have a tractor with FEL but no sling. Would big straps work ok?
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    Cow down

    Had an older cow lay down on a slope with her feet uphill. I was out of town over the weekend so last time I saw her was late Friday. Found her today Monday morning. I got her shifted around so feet are down hill now. When I walked up on her I thought she was dead, she has tried a couple times...
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    Multimin

    I'm not saying it is to help them milk. I've just noticed a big difference in the calves nursing after giving it.
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    Dart Gun

    It literally knocked her down and when it did I knew we were in trouble. Went and got on top of her before she could get up and laid there with her until we could get a truck to us. The vet I took her to (which is the vet I had always used before but his gun was borrowed at the time) told me...
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    Dart Gun

    I had a bad experience using a dart gun. I've used one a handful of times and it went fine but the last was a disaster. Rented from a vet, was supposed to be set for me to shoot from around 20-25 yds. Shot q sick calf that I couldn't catch for crap. Dart hit her right her in the hock like I...
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    Multimin

    Worm them again already? The dectomax was done Friday. I was thinking maybe again in 30 days but admittedly I don't know squat. The guy I bought says he used pour on before I picked them up but who knows. These cows aren't bad thin other than one bred and the two with calves on them. Im not...
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    Multimin

    How fast can it kick in and make a difference? I bought some breds and pairs 8 days ago. The two pairs weren't milking much at all. One has a two week old calf the other I'd guess 35-40 days old. The older calf is pot bellied and you can tell it's not had much milk. I gave the Multimin and...
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    Amazing Pasture means Fat Cows

    Look like they need to be on a diet. I feed my cattle about one time a month to keep them honest. Never seen the need to feed weekly just to keep them coming to a bucket. I believe I'd be adding some cows to my herd given the prices right now.
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    Bred prices

    I'm showing a man my cattle later today. 12 pairs and 3 heavies. I told him 1500 a head whether it was a heavy bred or 3in1. 1700 a head for the pairs if he picks 10 or more. I feel like I'm giving them away but I need to get the pressure off of the place and build a freaking house.
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    Rain

    Good raid all around me the last few weeks. They've missed me every time.
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