A COUPLE OF NIGHTS AGO I HAD A HIEFER THAT COULD NOT CALVE BECAUSE THE CALVE WAS A GIANT. I BET THE CALF WIEGHT 110 POUNDS. WE HAD A FRIEND HELP US JACK THE CALF OUT BUT IT DIDNT MAKE IT. WE HAD ADDED IT UP THAT SHE WAS ABOUT 3 WEEKS OVER DUE. THAT IS WHY I WAS WONDERING ABOUT PUTTING A COW IN LABOR. : :
If a cow is over 8 months gestation, you can easily induce labour by using two injections together. Dexamethasone and PgF2alpha (I use estrumate) will cause calving in 40 hours according to the book. I find they calve in 30 hours in my experience. Ask your vet.
Side effects include retained placenta, insufficient colostrum if too early...
i would be more prone to think she bred a heat cycle later than you thought. even if you saw her get bred it might not have taken and she bred later when you weren't watching. i would let nature takes it's course, my opinion.
id never give them a shot i show brangus cattle and i gave one a shot and lost the cow and calve about 20min after i gave the shot. and they were the high dollar cow and the calf was small and she was due then any how but dont give them a shot what ever u do. i wouldn't. what do yall feed yalls show calves for more rump and more spring rib the feed store changed the feed own me no i dont no what to mix. thanks stroken the best. but i have just been in it for 5 years and the baides switches to much. thanks tho