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Had a heifer calve yesterday evening - all went smooth. Had about a 70# heifer...only issue was another heifer (2years old & pregnant) started trying to nurse her and after that tried to claim the calf :bang: :bang: will the heifer grow out of this ? I don't want to sell her but prices are high and I don't want her ruining the bag on a heifer doing her job
 

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I would at least separate her until she calves. It depends on how bad that you want to give here another chance after that.......She may quite. But she my not.
 

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Just separate her. We all select for strong maternal traits and unfortunately we get some cattle a little more zealous than we like. When she has her own calf she will be a great momma! Mel
 

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Waterway65":1pg6mjfn said:
Just separate her. We all select for strong maternal traits and unfortunately we get some cattle a little more zealous than we like. When she has her own calf she will be a great momma! Mel
Sucking another cow IS NOT a materal trait!
 

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dun":1k55n9l6 said:
Waterway65":1k55n9l6 said:
Just separate her. We all select for strong maternal traits and unfortunately we get some cattle a little more zealous than we like. When she has her own calf she will be a great momma! Mel
Sucking another cow IS NOT a materal trait!

Agreed its as terminal as it gets.
 

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put a ring in her nose with 3-4 lengths of chain on it, have done it for years. when they try to suck the chain in in the way

Why bother - they work for you - not the other way around

The money she will bring will replace her or at least make life easier

We grow them to kill them - sounds like the best solution for this one.

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I know the prudent thing to do would be to ship her, but they do grow out of it, I guess about a 50/50 chance. It's a stupid PITA habit.. definitely separate her!, by how many miles is up to you!..
 
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thanks for all the suggestions :tiphat: I was able to get the pair sorted off into another pasture ... the problem heifer isn't due until mid January of 2015. when I get a chance i'll try and upload a picture
 

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jerry27150":5sokgbi8 said:
put a ring in her nose with 3-4 length of chain on it, have done it for years. when they try to suck the chain in in the way
Sold a yearling steer last fall. He was weaned three times, wore a ring and even separated him for the herd for five months. After united him with the herd, he went back to his old habits. I was happy when he hopped into the trailer.
 

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I have a heifer doing the same thing. I have separated her for months. she will not quit nursing everything. she is 2 years old. I gave a lot of money for her as a yearling and the only way I can figure to regain most of the cost is to pack the freezer.
 

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She won't stop--she'll suck on whatever she can when she gets the opportunity. Sorry.
 

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