Had a cow prolapse giving birth during the night winter before last. Cow bleed out and died. Wife found it next morning. Not sure if the calf nursed before the cow died. We gave it colostrum just incase it didn't. Wanted to take it to the sale barn. Wife decided differently. She fed it 2 bottles of milk replacer a day. It's time for it to go to the sale. Instead of taking it away from its moma. I am having to take it away from my wife which is harder to do.But it keeps me from going insane...
Found this lil gal a while back. Turns out my biggest cow had twin heifers and she was left behind. She was very lucky to be found even. I was out on the 4wheeler and just stopped and shut it off. Let out a big moooooo like I sometimes do, and she popped up outta the tall grass. I thought who the heck are you?Mama wanted to name her Lucky.
We settled on naming her Seven
As you can she, she was pretty thin, but had obviously nursed at least once. Colostrum issue worried me, but we pressed on....
The regular milk really made the scours. She had issues getting in and out of her temporary accommodations. Lol
Moving along well tho.
Newest picture. Shes on feed now. About 5 or 6 pounds a day. Seems to be doing well.
I know it takes lots of time. Not so bad if you get things organized and establish a routine tho.
I plan on keeping this heifer just because I can. They really grow on you. The last 2 I've raised have all been sent off down the road for one reason or another.
Questions, comments, and especially other bottle calf stories are more than welcome. Pictures please!
Buyers won't pay as much for them, and the discount you get when buying them as bottle calves isn't big enough to cover the discount you take selling them as light feeders.
It’s the same here with the pink noses. What caused them to fall out of favor so much with the feeders? Seems like when I was a kid they brought more towards the top. The char x calves will sell towards the top behind the blacks and above the reds here.If pure char with pink noses, they will get creamed here as feeders.... if more smokey char with black noses, they will take less of a hit than a hereford here.... GOTTA know your market for sales after the work is done.
I did not buy them. Black nose/smokey/brown. They brought 425 each!! Kiss my grits!If pure char with pink noses, they will get creamed here as feeders.... if more smokey char with black noses, they will take less of a hit than a hereford here.... GOTTA know your market for sales after the work is done.