Post by faithwingnut on Oct 17, 2013 23:01:11 GMT -5
I was convinced the poll hair thing was true.... Until a month ago. Is as SURE. Gretel was having a bull because of her poll hair(it was crazy last calf who was a heifer). All other poll hair cows have been true to wives tale. Not this one! Gretel threw a gorgeous, healthy heifer calf and had the sleekest poll hair ever. BUT, yes, that looks like heifer hair;)
Maisy the Jersey
Leisel the Guernsey calf
3 beefer Mamas: Charlois, Piedmontese and Angus
Our sweet LGD, Cali
Our fierce barn kitties, Alice and Bella
A big flock of Henny Pennies
The ever growing flock of Muscovies
Yep, she's a registered Swiss. I have got two. I raised steer calves for 4-H my entire life from this line, and yet could never get her to sell me a heifer. Now I am hoping to start a herd for my daughter to get her 4-H calves from. I love the Brown Swiss breed. Nothing compares in my book.
Post by morningstar on Nov 4, 2013 12:24:09 GMT -5
Yay! Congratulations! Nice to know the poll hair was right on, too.
3 dairy heifers: Hazel (Jersey), Little Girl (Holstein), and Mochaccino (Lineback)
3 Hereford heifers: Ella, April, and May
1 steer: Teddy Bear
1 sow, Stella, with her 10 pigs
80 layers, give or take
2 NZ White rabbits
1 busy farm
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Dec 7, 2013 17:44:35 GMT -5
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hroewe: Just finished Joann's book. It was fantastic!
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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
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Feb 1, 2014 7:52:41 GMT -5
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fordkevint: Hello, I am looking for a family milk cow in Southern KS this spring. Anyone have a reference out there?
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littlebirddog: Getting some calves ready to be weened any good ideas
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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
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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?
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