I think this board is in need of a thread in Tree of Knowledge regarding A2 status and opinions upon its importance, plus information on sires in various breeds, places where one can do testing, etc. Also, a general discussion thread regarding what it means to breed a cow who is not A2 to an A2 sire and so on.
I know this is a lot to ask, but perhaps someone knowledgeable can start a few thread with the intention of ultimately moving them to Tree of Knowledge?
Tabitha, mother to 4 rambunctious children. Our Jersey cow Jocelyn (freshened 8/28/10)
Pyrenees/ Anatolian cross pups Astrid, Jack and Ianto
Are you doing a specific forum search (each forum has its own 'search' button on it) or are you using the one up at the top of the page?
That one is more complicated (the one at the top of the page), I tell it to go back 700 days (like 2 years) and give me '50 results' threads. You have to realize we've had this particular forum since like 2004.....so sometimes that can be alot of days (years) when doing a search.
I used the latter, and got 50+ results.....not all on A2 info, but many were.
And being here soooo long, I just remember past converstations, so I pretty much already have an idea of where to look, so that helps. (I guess that's my 'secret weapon') HA!! Janene
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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
hroewe: Just finished Joann's book. It was fantastic!
Dec 12, 2013 23:11:17 GMT -5
milkingoneand: Contact me off group and let me know exactly what you're looking for as I'm currently looking at heifers ready to breed soon. I have a couple of farm visits on my list, and might be able to help you out.
Jan 31, 2014 14:24:44 GMT -5
brassj41: Good morning folks!
Feb 1, 2014 7:52:41 GMT -5
brigitte: Contact me by PM I have a fancy MS registered heifer 10 months old
Feb 2, 2014 20:11:38 GMT -5
fordkevint: Hello, I am looking for a family milk cow in Southern KS this spring. Anyone have a reference out there?
Feb 13, 2014 10:59:18 GMT -5
littlebirddog: Getting some calves ready to be weened any good ideas
Feb 14, 2014 12:33:01 GMT -5
whitegas: I'm looking for our first family milk cow. We live in Michigan. Anyone have suggestions of where to find one?
Feb 16, 2014 20:02:00 GMT -5
FarmBoy66: Littlebirddog, get them started on grain, free choice. They also need to have water. Try to get them interested in it and then in small steps start taking their milk away. They should be fully weaned in about 2 weeks or so
Feb 17, 2014 20:21:25 GMT -5
fairfarmhand: I love this place. No one else, even my husband understands why I'd do all the work, spend all the money, just to milk a cow.
Feb 19, 2014 14:29:45 GMT -5
frauline214: oI am new to forum. I have a jersey/beef cow cross who is due to calve shortly. I plan on adding other calves to her after she calves. This is a first time freshener and she has been raised to let me milk her. Any suggestions how many calves I can add?
Mar 2, 2014 19:10:43 GMT -5
squarant: have only highlands. sorry
Mar 12, 2014 23:03:51 GMT -5
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