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    Calf Size

    Well we had the vet out and we gave a shot of selenium. We too are in a sever drought. At the vets direction we are feeding three times a day. He is now taking about two pints at a time. The vet first said only to fed twice a day so he would be hungry some and try to nurse but he got weaker. He...
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    Calf Size

    Well the calf will take a bottle but the most we can get into him is about a pint at a time. He will get up and try to nurse on his mama but seems to be too weak to really get hooked up. Everytime she moves or bauks up he falls. How much should we be getting into him with bottle ? We guess he is...
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    Calf Size

    How long should you wait to see if they nurse on thier own ? Im guessing that the calf was no more the 4 to 6 hours old when we stepped in. He definatly was not as active some I has seen but we was nice and dry and when we picked him to to take him to the pen he called some as I rode with him on...
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    Calf Size

    A neighbor had a calf yesterday and he seemed to be very small. The cow raised a good calf last year and is about 6 year old angus. He used a new bull (angus) for this season and this years calf I quess weighs about 50 pounds and seemed to be weak. We got the calf and cow penned up and milked...
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    Breeding Heifers

    Well I talk to a local supplier of Angus Semen in my area. Angus Semen Service In Berryville VA. I spoke with the owner and he suggested that I go with OCC Great Plains, so I did. Has anyone ever used this bull and if so how did he work out for you ??
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    Switch Grass Hay

    Has anyone ever use switch grass hay or know anything about it ??
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    Breeding Heifers

    If I am looking at calving ease in a sire should i be looking for a BW EPD in the minus range ??
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    Breeding Heifers

    I have four AngusX heifers I would like to AI. The first calves I will just sell at auction. I would like to get these heifers freshened with as little problem as possible. My question is should I just look for semen from an easy calving angus bull or is there another breed that would ensure...
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    Lots of clover in pasture this year. Is this a good thing?

    What is the difference between Red and White Clover and is one better than the other ??
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    Prolapse

    Well she delivered a health heifer Sunday morning. She seems to be a great mother. Taking good care and plenty of milk. So I guess its now decision time.... Ill post a pic of the calf when I get it.
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    Prolapse

    cfpinz, she is and Angus Herford cross. Good old black baldy. I bought her a the sale barn last year so I do not know much about where she came from. We figure she is about 6 or 7 years old. So is she now a cull cow or what ? She is a nice cow with the exception of this prolapse thing.
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    Prolapse

    I have a cow that is due to calve any day now. Yesterday I noticed that sometimes when she lays down she appears to prolapse out of her vagina. It is about the size of a grapefruit. When she stands it goes back in. This is the first time I have seen this and I have a couple of questions. First...
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    How long now

    I know this subject has been around before but here goes....today when I was checking my cows I noticed that one had clearish brownish mucus hanging from her vagina. SO the question is... How long now ??? We are new to cows, had steers before, in fact this will be our first calf.
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    Vaccinations

    Does that cover them for Pasteurella and Brucellosis ??
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    Cattle on the road

    My sister lives outside Nogales New Mexico and it is free range land. So.. If you hit a cow in the road its your fault.
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    Vaccinations

    I recently aquired four new heifers. The recomendation from or extension office is, Vaccinations 7- way clostridial Respiratory (IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV virus vaccines, consider Pasteurella) Brucellosis for replacement heifers. What are you all using to cover all of this ?? Two of the heifers I am...
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    Weaning question

    Artical I read today about weaning http://www.ext.vt.edu/news/periodicals/ ... s-196.html
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    Hay Belly

    I have two new heifer calves and theyt have pretty good hay bellies. They spend more time at the protien tub the the rest of the group. Could that be due to the fact that they need to be wormed or were under nurished ?
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    Hay Belly

    Couple of questions about hay belly. What causes it ? Will it go away ? If so how long does it take for it to go away ?
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    What would you do different

    Hire lots of help......
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