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  1. donnaIL

    No joke on April Fools Day

    Looking Good ! Always like to find them like this..up looking alert and ready to go.
  2. donnaIL

    Cow acting wierd

    Several months ago our Pastor told us ..if the Lord brings you to it--everything you need is there. Tonight I have re-newed faith ! Thank you all for your help with my problem! The cow was up and walking around when I went this pm. She looked thin on the calf side--I looked in the area she...
  3. donnaIL

    Cow acting wierd

    First off I should clarify, the vet did not really push the bloodwork and when she couldn't do the IV, I didn't go there. I talked to my husband and we do not think there is anything wrong with the cow except a pinched nerve or something going on with the calf. We are not going to have blood...
  4. donnaIL

    Cow acting wierd

    Thanks Suz, I had some molasses so I have mixed some up with a little baking soda in it. I also have the electrolytes and anacid the vet left me yesterday mixed in a bucket..I am using a calf tuber that hooks to a bottle and can also be used to drench. I really think its a pinched nerve and...
  5. donnaIL

    Cow acting wierd

    Thank you Goodlife..I sent you a pm. Oh and Hillsdown, no temp and no banamine. I got a bottle of it--it is expired since 2009--but its been stored in the house, maybe I could get the Vet to give me a syringe of it--I could take her tempature, don't know why I didn't think of that, I guess...
  6. donnaIL

    Cow acting wierd

    how am i going to get something under her belly? I was thinking maybe somthing under her front legs I could manage. That is what I am trying to find someone to help me with. I thought maybe if we just even dragged her a few feet she might be able to get up. I have a skid loader that will...
  7. donnaIL

    Cow acting wierd

    Okay, I called the vet, the vet came out. She did an exam, gloved up and said she thought the cow was pregnant but the calf was in deep or she couldn't feel because the cow was laying down. The cow did take a big poo during the exam and it did not look like the manure was changed that much...
  8. donnaIL

    Cow acting wierd

    Yes I just called the vets office, I told them what I wrote and the receptionist came back and told me "the vet said it sounds like you cow is having a calf".
  9. donnaIL

    Cow acting wierd

    Could a cow walk around bloated for 2 days? Would she look huge if she was bloated? I'm not sure she is drinking either..thanks dun, I will try something. I'm on my own this week, husband is out of town..maybe I should call the vet.
  10. donnaIL

    Cow acting wierd

    Today a 5 yr old cow in good condition bred with her 3rd calf, due approx 6 weeks (I write down when cows are in heat, lying down acting wierd. 2 days ago the cows pushed down a section of fence that needs work and most of them were out, except her and 2 other cows. I put grain in the feed...
  11. donnaIL

    Bloody aftertaste in meat

    WoW! this kinda stuff just makes me wonder!!
  12. donnaIL

    Your perfect farm would be?

    My perfect farm would be: 1. Paid for 2. Good location with good access for hauling cattle or anything else that is needed (feed, hay, fertilizer) 3. Good soil and good drainage. Hay fields already established a plus 4. Water souce, well, lake, creek 5. As much as I hate clearing timber, I...
  13. donnaIL

    As good as it gets!!

    The first picture is beautiful and in my opinon could win a photo contest! Great looking cattle too ~ they make a beautiful picture and sight too :)
  14. donnaIL

    Photos from the last few days

    Your cattle are looking good this year Randy. Looking at your pictures through the years I definately see an improvment in your herd. They are looking fat and sassy like big bull says. Always love your pictures.
  15. donnaIL

    Bottle Calf Question

    Yes Beefy, they are Lucy's calves. I locked him up a couple days, then let him go and he stayed in the barn a couple of days. Sometimes when I go up he comes to the fence and I bottle feed him, a couple of times he won't come. Yesterday when I went he was nursing Lucy (the cow)..she...
  16. donnaIL

    Bottle Calf Question

    Yes Dun and Angie, Thats what I'm hoping for, but I know he hadn't eaten the first night out. I just didn't want to let him go down hill. He has been a good eater from day one eating 1 gallon of milk 2 times a day. He just seems kinda dumb about it. I will post what happens next week.
  17. donnaIL

    Bottle Calf Question

    Thanks LimoMike and BackhoeBoogie, I was thinking about selling him too..but to tell the truth I could use another beef to sell at weaning if he grows good. Trying to get him on some starter too as milk replacer price is pretty high. $250 sounds pretty good. I'm going to release him on...
  18. donnaIL

    Bottle Calf Question

    Yes I have a small pen made with an opening only the calves can fit into. It was using it before it went out in the pasture. Maybe it went in shock being out in the cold weather. Thanks for your advise. This morning when I went out to the barn the calf was sucking the nipple on the bucket...
  19. donnaIL

    Bottle Calf Question

    Our oldest cow had her 10 & 11 calves on Dec 22. Couldn't believe it 10 pregnancy's and now twins !! Bull calves too, was happy about that:) She accepts both of them as her own, but I am bottle feeding one of them. It was complicated her taking both of them because she has had 2 teats...
  20. donnaIL

    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY BULL?

    I've not read every single post here and don't need to...because I know how judgemental all you folks are. Some people actually raise and "eat" their cattle, so therefore they aren't necessarily needed to be beautiful. I thought you all were very "un-country" from the many first posts I read...
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