I would probably give her some Multi-min90, AD&E, and some probiotics. She should straighten out with time.I'm hesitant about putting up a pic of mama but here we go anyway. She's in poor poor shape. Worse than Bessie was I'm almost positive. Vet called her 4 years old. The owner said she was a 3 year old. She starting going downhill after calving.
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I'm giving her the same treatment as Bessie had. She will live in this pen a while. She's been wormed and got some la300. She had a BATTLE with pinkeye in both eyes pretty bad. She is not blind but I can tell her vision isn't great.
Judging from the cockleburrs and what not shes had it rough. Real rough between that and fighting off the pinkeye and raising this lil bull (steer now) calf. She does not have a lot of milk. That's to be expected with the condition she's in. The feed should help and the calf obviously knows how to eat creep. I gave them my last bale of nice wheat hay!
Wife says she the candy cane cow!
She named her Lizzie.
I'm a call her Lillibet.
Anyway. Stay tuned!
We will see if I screwed up or not...
The prior owner said she was on liquid feed. Didn't get details but from the looks of her, she probly didn't have a whole lot of anything else. I'm positive she needed forage of some sort to go with that liquid feed. And with THAT many cockle burrs u can bet there wasn't anything available right?I would probably give her some Multi-min90, AD&E, and some probiotics. She should straighten out with time.
If she gets in condition that she comes in heat breed her. Never let a young cow stay open. Open means slaughter usually. If bred someone might really like her and give hundreds more than slaughter price.This cow is very big boned. She weighs about 750lbs. Whereas she should be 1400 easy. I have some pics but she's in such bad shape I will not post them now. My plan with this cow is to let her finish raising her boy, then I'll probly sell her after getting some condition on her. She's an open 4 year old. She will not even be with a bull.
Appreciate the comments on shorthorns! I've seen a few pretty impressive animals around. There's just not many around here. Not really the direction I'm wanting to go with my herd. She was just extremely well bought!
I have some plans for this coming year. If all works out well, I have a few too many cows, I'll sell a few older cows and buy me a couple of upgrading type cows. This gal is one of my projects for the winter. Altho I just can't help but wonder how she would do next year......