Homeschooling mom to:
3 DS & 3 DD
Wife to DH
Lily - Jersey heifer born May 28, 2012
Chip - Jersey steer born August 26, 2012
BoPeep,Miss Muffet and Hope - Reg. Lamancha does
Pearl and Opal - Muffets Feb, 2013 kids
Louie - Reg. Lamancha buck
Chloe - Reg. Oberhasli doe
Various laying Hens & a Rooster
4 Guinea Fowl
The Re-Treat Farm
Ronnie, my love of 31 yrs - 2 grown kids
Pete the cowdog, cats - Molly, Buck Kitty
horse - Rex, mules - Zeke & Josh
Jersey cows- the new girl, Molly
The other new girl, Margo
various chickens, calves, occasional turkeys, pigs
Post by Rhein-O-Ranch on Jul 1, 2010 12:57:18 GMT -5
Windows & has a built in calculator that will add or subtract from a date...Very handy. Just add 283 days to the conception date and Viola....The due date.
We have nurse cows, calves, show calves, llamas, pygmy goats, turkeys, chickens, pigs, dogs and cats on our little piece of Heaven.
We are now selling fresh whole milk and mozzarella and Velveeta style cheeses along with fresh eggs.
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!
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maggiesherd: I've tried everything. Not eating since yesterday. Calved last night. nibbles at the most. tried horse feed, alfalfa and timothy hay, vit b shots, refuses molasses water. UGH UGH UGH. EVERY freshining is a PROBLEM. Could she be ketotic???
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