This is gonna be a loooong calving season

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grubbie

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Had a cold snap and a calf froze to the ground,.....calf is okay now and back with Mama. Now today the weather warmed up but had to C-section a heifer and now she won't claim the calf (yet, still hopin!). The only two calves we have had so far, I hope it starts getting better, got a lot more cows to go!
 

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grubbie":3rr04nk1 said:
Had a cold snap and a calf froze to the ground,.....calf is okay now and back with Mama. Now today the weather warmed up but had to C-section a heifer and now she won't claim the calf (yet, still hopin!). The only two calves we have had so far, I hope it starts getting better, got a lot more cows to go!

Grubbie - I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the Farmers Almanac says that April is going to be a bitch weather wise! If that proves to be true, and if it's any consolation, I will still be kidding out goats in April, so you will at least have some company. :) I'm not saying anything about whether that company is good, bad, or otherwise, though - I'll leave that up to you to decide. :lol:
 

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Hope it warms up a little soon for all of our sakes! Haven't had any calves freeze to the ground...they usually land in a snowbank and most of our winter calves lose their ears! Good luck with the rest of them.
 

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Grubbie (and you too msscamp) I hope that the rest of your calvings and kiddings go a bit smoother than they have been.

With any luck Grubbie that C-section heifer will claim that calf.

LoveMoo11, I've had a couple lose the tips of their ears and one lost the tail tip.

Good luck.

Katherine
 

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hang in there your calving season will get better.an youll enjoy watching the calves grow an play.
 
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Yeah shes not wanting anything to do with it, guess we have a bottle baby. Pain in the you know what but he sure is cute!
 

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For our first calf of the season this year, I had to dig 2 holes. Talk about starting off on the wrong foot. Percentage-wise this was the worst year we've ever had. Huge calves, pulled a bunch. Same cows, same bulls. Didn't buy a lb of supplement all winter. Sometimes life just sucks.
 

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cfpinz":3rgo9hn9 said:
For our first calf of the season this year, I had to dig 2 holes. Talk about starting off on the wrong foot. Percentage-wise this was the worst year we've ever had. Huge calves, pulled a bunch. Same cows, same bulls. Didn't buy a lb of supplement all winter. Sometimes life just sucks.

Sorry to hear that. Hope the rest work out better.

Jim
 
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