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Labor is much more under the control of the calf than it is the cow herself. Normal labor starts in response to the CALF'S release of particular hormones. But there are things that will throw a cow into labor, such as extreme excitement or injury. On the other hand, a cow IS capable of putting off or stalling the delivery for a day or two. This is supposed to a survival adaptation to prevent calves from being born into extreme bad weather -- but a lot of cattlemen will tell you that if cows do put it off, it will be so that they CAN deliver in that extreme bad weather!

Ann B

> Someone told me that cows can
> throw themselves in labor . or
> make them selves start labor. has
> anyone heard of this? thanks Bill



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you can get them to calve during the day by feeding them after dark. it does work start about two weeks before calving. it does work i do it all the time.
> Labor is much more under the
> control of the calf than it is the
> cow herself. Normal labor starts
> in response to the CALF'S release
> of particular hormones. But there
> are things that will throw a cow
> into labor, such as extreme
> excitement or injury. On the other
> hand, a cow IS capable of putting
> off or stalling the delivery for a
> day or two. This is supposed to a
> survival adaptation to prevent
> calves from being born into
> extreme bad weather -- but a lot
> of cattlemen will tell you that if
> cows do put it off, it will be so
> that they CAN deliver in that
> extreme bad weather!

> Ann B



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My grandpa has always said that cows and pigs pick around 3:33 in the mornin and about 3degrees above zero to shell them out just to make it a pain for us.

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