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musicalmilking: Anyone want to make an offer on my two Dutch Belted cows? They are in the auction barn. I must sell them in March.
Feb 26, 2018 10:19:12 GMT -5
countrykrista: If i separate the 2 cows do you think they will calm down and not charge me once they get to know me?
May 25, 2018 17:15:36 GMT -5
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
Feb 8, 2020 20:46:23 GMT -5
mamacherri10: good afternoon! I have not been on the website in a long time. Have a new jersey milk cow and am looking to see how long she needs to be dried up prior to calving? She is due the third week of May.
Mar 10, 2020 14:33:11 GMT -5
steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
Apr 1, 2020 2:05:11 GMT -5
highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
May 7, 2020 14:39:23 GMT -5
biubiu: I think that CBD oil will be more popular. Because in is nice product for medicine and for simple guys.
Sept 15, 2020 14:31:42 GMT -5
guernseygirl: Can someone let me know if my pictures are showing up in the Auction Barn post? There should be 5 photos
Sept 20, 2020 20:58:54 GMT -5
wyatt: I treat cow s like people when doctoring.
Dec 15, 2020 22:54:52 GMT -5
ashlyn911: This is Fern! She’s an almost two year old heifer (Jersey/Brown Swiss). Her due date is Sunday.
Jun 17, 2021 0:49:56 GMT -5
hjp: Any tips on how to add a photo to a post?
Aug 24, 2021 18:13:11 GMT -5
correll17: We just purchased a dexter cox that is bred, due in April. We brought her home and was walking the fence, head butting the fence, so we got another dexter, now she is constantly headbutting her. Any ideas?
Sept 20, 2021 10:14:56 GMT -5
gentlepaw: At Gentle Paw, we want to not only create pet products but also create a safe and happy environment for all of our furry friends.
Sept 26, 2021 20:11:59 GMT -5
turtlebendfarm: Hi Folks, Not sure if this is the right place to post! SO glad to have found this forum! I am wondering what you all use for bedding. I have been using straw but it is sooo expensive!!
Oct 26, 2022 17:41:08 GMT -5
karebear41486: Hello! I’m in the market for a new (to me) vacuum pump that will stand the test of time better than my current 3 CFM pump from Vevor and will allow me to potentially milk two cows at a time with Delaval style bucket milkers. I’m currently using a surge bel
Feb 14, 2023 23:57:53 GMT -5
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