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    Fun- watching bull play with a calf

    Owners have one of their bulls separated - kids started calling him Big Bob. He has a hurt back foot. He is in the pen right by our house. A first time mooma (Lady) and her 3 week bull calf are in there as well. They often put heifers they are not sure about in there to birth. I think they are...
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    Apple tree trimming

    Hi all, We are wanting to get the orchard by our house in better shape. I don't know how old it is, but I know the owners father planted sometime after they bought the place I think in the 40s There are about 40 trees in a variety of 6 different kinds of apples, There are also a couple rows...
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    Almost lost one and what to look for

    Well, My boys are basically on there own now with the rest of the less than a year/weaning calves. I still go out and see them most everyday, giving them a little hay or grass that is still green. Well, yesterday afternoon when we were out there, the son came by and told me what he found that...
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    how much grain?

    All four of my boys are doing great now. Healthy and always hungry. Five is still a bit skinnier than the other 3 but he is getting there. Anyway, they will be on bottles for about 3 more weeks and are really eating the grain well - out of buckets :). I also give them a little hay and they do...
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    Feeding calves

    My 4 boys are doing good finally. (One of them is still not on par but recovering). They are aproximately 2 weeks old. Currently they are being fed 10 pts a day (3-2-2-3) medicated milk replacer and have a good grain calf starter mix and water always available. They eat the grain off my hand...
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    Fly problem help?

    Hi all, My baby holsteins are now all on the road to good health (I hope). This last one that got sick though has another issue as well. Flies or rather their off spring - maggots. They are all over his rear. A couple of the others had gotten some under their tails but the spray (apparently...
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    help... possible dehydration... may loose one

    hi all, I posted on the health and nutrition board but I know that one may not be read as much as here. 6 holstein baby bulls and we may be loosing one. They all got scours of varying degrees as somewhat expected. Have been given meds for it but one of them is not looking real good and was...
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    Help... possible dehydration... might loose one

    hi all, 6 holstein baby bulls (see beginners board) and we may be loosing one. They all got scours of varying degrees as somewhat expected. Have been given meds for it but one of them is not looking real good and was given another dose this AM. He is the smallest of the bunch. Sunday, in a...
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    6 Holstein calves... a little help please.

    Ok, farm owners son (been helping his dad raise cattle all his life) went to the auction last night and bought 6 Holstein calves while he was there. I helped him unload them last night and they looked active and well OK. I will be feeding them once we get them all started on the bottles and...
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    how much grain?

    My calf is about 6 months old now. I've been feeding him a grain and corn mix and he has shown a lot of growth over the past 2 months. My question is how much should I be feeding him? I have no clue how much he weighs. Been feeding him about 6 cups of the mix twice a day for a total of about 12...
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    what to look for - questions

    Neighbors opened the smaller pasture up (where my little calf is) for the herd to allow them to munch on the getting overgrown grass. The last 3 days I have noticed a calf that is about a week old alone out in the pasture in the heat of the afternoon. Yesterday, the rest of the herd came in for...
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    calf feed

    HI all, My young steer is 6-ish mo now. He just weaned off the bottle and has been eating 6-8 pounds a day of calf feed and ground corn (about a 2 to 1 mix) as well as nice pasture grass. We ran out or the feed this morning and cannot get more until tomorrow. He ate a good bit of just corn this...
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    How much acerage per animal?

    With serious consideration of a milk cow, I have been looking into some other aspects of a family farm like chickens, goats and beef cows (also considering a horse or two but not sure on that). For a family of 6 or 7, what would you suggest we look at for numbers of animals and how many acres...
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    What should we get? just looking right now.

    My husband and I are talking about getting a milk cow/goat again. I have learned so much here but would like to ask some with more knowledge about this. We are a family of 6 (2 adults, 4 kids - one teen and 3 under 8y) and could easily go through 4 gallons of milk a week though we try to keep...
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    calf licking my hands?

    The calf I feed has started licking my hands. Does this mean he needs something? He drinks 4-6 pts of replacer, working on upping his calf feed, a little hay, grass and plenty of water. We just moved him to a grassy area with trees as he is trying to walk more but we don't want him over...
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    raising a calf, lots of questions

    Hi ya'll, Need a little help so I have a lot of questions. :help: I'll try to provide a bit of information first. We live in a rented house on a cattle farm, I'm a SAHM of 4 so am busy but make time for what is needed. We do not work anything but kinda keep an eye on stuff. A young male calf...
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    New to cattle, information please.

    Hello, We just moved to a cattle farm (renting a second house) They have several fields and we would like to help with at least obsevations of the mamas and babies that are in the fields near our house. We also have a son (12 and homeschooled) that is helping several days a week with some of...
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