The Re-Treat Farm Ronnie, my love of 29 yrs - 2 grown kids Pete the cowdog, cats - Molly, Buck Kitty horse - Rex, mules - Zeke & Josh Jersey cow - Mimi various chickens, calves, occasional turkeys, pigs
It's interesting that it is based on 283 days. I use a calendar I get from Select Sires. It is based on 280 days (Holstein average gestation). For other breeds, they recommend adding or subtracting from the 280 days:
This has been very accurate for me, all my girls either calve or go into labor on their "due date". Would they go earlier with a heifer? I don't know, I'm not sure I believe in heifer calves anymore. But, I keep hoping!
moserfam6: I am in the Kansas City area and need some comfrey to make a poultice and/or feed to a cow that broke her leg. Anyone know where I can find some comfrey?
Dec 7, 2013 17:44:35 GMT -5
jettat: Need help yearling bull calf got into pig food sometime since yesterday and is down with diarrhea. Vet didn't come out but said only thing to do is give it Kaopetric (SP) but don't give us much hope. Any suggestions would be a big help.
Dec 8, 2013 15:26:03 GMT -5
milkman: You need to post this in the 911 Section immediately.
Dec 10, 2013 22:52:52 GMT -5
hroewe: Just finished Joann's book. It was fantastic!
Dec 12, 2013 23:11:17 GMT -5
This book is intended as an inspirational manual for keeping a family milk cow. A lifetime of practical experience has been bound into one volume. Practical advice for the everyday and procedures for cow emergencies. Plus, answers to FAQ's like, 'Should you get a cow?' and 'How Much Space do I need?'