When I was milking her this morning she had lots of snot, milky white hanging onto her nose. I gagged so bad I almost puked! It's just getting cold again now. Last week we had temps in the low 70's. Now it's supposed to snow tonight, love that AR weather!! Do I need to give her anything? WHat should I do?
Also, I have only been milking her OAD and she's only giving about a gallon a day. I thought that since she has a nursing calf that would be ok, but the calf only nurses the front 2 (that I've seen) Dh wants me to start milking TAD so we'll have extra milk. Right now we have just enough and sometimes we have to wait half a day. Her condition looks really good but I figured I need to up her feed to up the production. Am I thinking right?
I noticed that someone asked about milking every other day. I do this with Tilly and she's had no problems. She's due in March so I figured I'd dry her off at the end of Dec.
Take your cows' temperature. If it is over 102.5 your cow is sick. If it is over 104 your cow may be very sick. If it is 105 or 106 I would be very concerned.
If my cow had a 105 o F temperature I would give her antibiotics. If I were milking her I would give her NAXCEL ,,, I.M. shot in the bumm. If her temp did not go down I would switch antibiotics .
I like drugs and chemicals are just fine with me. There are organic alternatives but I don't know them. I think herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics, and artificial hormones are tools to be used wisely when necessary. My opinion does not reflect anyone but myself.
farmerjohnkauai: Anybody got a peppermint oil udder rub recipe?
May 12, 2015 18:07:50 GMT -5
mocha: I just was looking around for some answers when I came across this board and found it very informative. Our Jersey cow has a calf about a week ago and I am not getting much milk from her..a litre maybe. What can I do?
May 13, 2015 9:06:36 GMT -5
wyomama: mocha, please do post a thread in the Family Cow section - people viewing on thier phones don't see the chat box.
May 13, 2015 15:15:41 GMT -5
hackberry: im in Abilene..i wanted a one way disk to reseed my little traps I have..but I do have a spring harrow..i read an article on red river crab grass..and they said u could reseed in spring w/one way harrow...the article said u could have year round grazing w/
May 22, 2015 22:31:37 GMT -5
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