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    Calf Pics

    Thanks Larry, always interesting to hear how someone else is feeding.
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    Calf Pics

    Larry, do you feed any hay or supplements/minerals? You didn't mention these. Just curious, we bottle raise holsteins to and I thought hay and supplements were a must along with everything else you mentioned. Latta
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    Calf Pics

    Wow what a beautiful barn full! I'm jealous to of your barn. But not of all the work it takes for that many. The most I have ever had on bottle was 27, all in huts and mixed one bottle at a time. I cant imagine your numbers. They look great and from your previous post of your finishing barn...
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    bloody stool

    I have run into that just a couple times. Keep doing what your doing like dun said keep an eye on it. In my 2 cases it went away and the calves were fine. When I get my calves they get a good quality milk replacer and 21 day Corid treatment. Have been doing this for 3 years and I dont have...
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    Holstein feeder calves

    I suppose I could. I dont know anything about them but I could check it out too.
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    Holstein feeder calves

    Don't know if this is the right place to post this question but here goes. We are going to be selling 2 groups of Holstein feeder calves soon. We live in Southeast Iowa and Im wondering if any one knows of a stronger market place than our local area for Holstein feeders? One group of 21...
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    I.D. Questions

    Do you have to ear tag your steers? I buy calves direct from the farm and sell finished to the sale barn or direct market. This year however I will be selling feeder Holstein calves to the sale barn. The only information on their tags is their name and date of birth. Latta
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    New Study, 30 precent more likely to die early

    I caught this report this morning too. Their "red meat" included bologna, hot dogs, processed meat and fast food. Its ridiculous reporting. Does nothing but stir people up.
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    Advice on changing feeding methods

    Thank you for your advice. Have been looking on internet for protein levels and not finding what I am looking for. If I reduce the grain intake on my cattle should I keep them at the same level of protein. Right now they are getting between 1 to 1 2/2 pounds daily depending on their size. I...
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    Advice on changing feeding methods

    If I slowly reduce the amount of grain I give them, how much grain should I keep in front of them. Currently I am feeding my 400-600 lb. calves 12-15# daily, 600-800 lbs. calves get 16-20#, and 800 on up steers 20-26# daily. They have free choice loose mineral and hay. I was planning to add...
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    Advice on changing feeding methods

    Hard times have hit our farm and I need to reduce the amount of corn I am feeding to our beef steers. Currently I am feeding full corn rations, protein supplement, and hay. I need to reduce cost of course. I have a very good supply of large round and sm. square bales of good quality hay and...
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    raising calves from sale barns

    I have been using ADM products for the past 3 years and have great results with it. I am using NurseTrate Platinum NT Medicated. I use the full 12 oz measure and keep it hot as possible.
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    raising calves from sale barns

    I get my calves direct from the dairy. But I still have problems too. The shots are great advise. What I do once they are home is to put them on a medicated milk replacer for a couple days and them switch them to a good milk replacer. I add the 21 day Corid treatment to their milk and watch...
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    advice on feeding Sorghum

    Thank you for your input. I am going to have it tested just to be safe. The Field the sorghum came from is going to planted next year with a new seed variety of some sort so the company wanted the ground striped. The sorghum is immature because I believe the shortage of nitrogen but I dont...
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    advice on feeding Sorghum

    We were given 20 acres of sorghum this fall. It was used as a cover crop to draw nitrogen. This field had been in native grass for past 7 years, last year they planted sorghum in an attempt to deplete the nitrogen from the ground. I have no experience with this. We rounded baled it, seed head...
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    Shivering calf

    Thank you for all the good advise. Gave calf a shot of Nu-Flor yesterday and he is doing much better. Never had one with pneumonia that shivered. I guess I would too. Latta
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    Shivering calf

    Wish I could report "problem solved" but I cant. Vet came out and we were just getting started on a couple of larger calves (700#) one with a swollen hock and the other with pneumonia. My husbands uncle was here and he was helping by keeping the others at bay. The one with pneumonia bolted...
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    Shivering calf

    :lol: Thank you for your condolences! At times I really ask myself........if I've lost my mind completely!!! The whole thing started out 10 years ago with one calf as a joke! Latta
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    Shivering calf

    Thanks for all the good advise. Gave the calf the shots Sunday night. Monday nights the shivers stopped, and I noticed his gut was twitching. Today no twitching but still very slow, and droopy. He did go to the waterer. The reasons for shooting him with Baytril (single dose therapy) and...
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    Shivering calf

    Sorry I haven t taken time to introduce myself, I've been reading silently from afar. But I have a problem that's new to me and I could use some advise. I have a 6 month old calf that is shivering, head drooping, and hanging back from the others. He does not have pneumonia, his breathing is...
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