Post by elitefarms on Feb 10, 2019 13:28:38 GMT -5
I have a cow due by the end of February but she's starting to bag up 🙄 her last calf she bagged up within 10 days before she calved so I'm of course think the worse. I definitely think she has at least a week or so left but we are still supposed to be getting more snow by then. We have about 10 inches of snow currently with more expected the next few weeks. So what do I need to do to help her and her calf survive this? She's a little bit on the heavy side so I'm not very worried for her but I am for her calf. I have a lean to shelter that is filled with about 2 feet of straw and shavings. But have no access to any other shelter. This is pictures from 4 days ago and yesterday to show udder growth and her weight she's just under 2000lbs but her typical is about 1700
Post by elitefarms on Feb 10, 2019 14:52:28 GMT -5
Haha that's what I'm hoping for but with her last calf she went from absolutely no udder at all to having her calf in 10 days and her back end is getting quite loose in just a few days ago good with lots of mucus, but definitely hope you guys are right!
Remember, too, that her energy requirements will be more in winter (staying warm, lactating, energy used during the actual calving), so adjust her feed accordingly when she calves to make sure she does't get into a negative energy situation. Pretty girl!
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Post by elitefarms on Feb 11, 2019 16:46:18 GMT -5
Thank you for the suggestions guys! I'll definitely be raising her grain and alfalfa once she calves ☺️ and thank you for the idea of locking them in! I will definitely do that if she calves with the snow ☺️
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