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No New Posts New cow - Now what?!

What to ask; making a choice; wanting specific breeds; routines; fences; costs (land/shelter/feeding); testing before bringing home; training; behaviour; blending animals; including children; first milking; confirmation questions, etc.

54 784 *1 L was just advised to buy a weanling heifer
by wvmomma
Aug 29, 2012 9:52:21 GMT -5
No New Posts Cow Emergencies

Informational links; downer cows related to injuries, gangrene mastitis, metabolic issues: calving time problems; snake bites; extreme bloat; abortion; etc.

52 1,698 *2 Down Cow, please help
by elnini
Aug 28, 2012 16:25:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Milk Fever

Informational links; downed cow; treatment types and how to; possible preparation for, etc.

41 459 * 3 What's wrong?
by 39chicks1cow
Sept 22, 2012 16:20:04 GMT -5
No New Posts Ketosis

Information links; defining Ketosis; treatment types; experiences with; in relation to: behavior, production, drenching; etc.

28 320 * 4 B-complex OK during late pregnancy?
by Lannie
Sept 18, 2012 14:14:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Grass Tetany, Other Mineral Imbalance

Informational links; treatments/magnesium (sources); symptoms and experiences with; other mineral problems; discussions on treatment options, etc.

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by barnydhppy
May 26, 2011 20:28:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Mastitis

Informational links; treatment options (includes: Today, Tomorrow and others); types of: gangrene, yeast, staph, sub clinical; test types and how to; infusions; natural treatments with recipe's and instructions; issues related to freshening, etc.

99 963 Mastitis spread from BL to front 2 quarters now! What to do?
by nursebishop1
Jan 29, 2023 13:39:49 GMT -5
No New Posts General Cow Health & Welfare - 4 Viewing

Informational links; sores; bites; bloat; worming; testing; diseases; training; transport; poisons; relief milkers; coat issues; foot/leg issues; milking; condition; weather extremes; sick cow/rumen problems; fencing; ID'ing/tattoo/branding; halter training; horn issues; vaccines/blood drawing; housing; safety; natural remedies/supplements, etc.

375 4,122 * 7-L-3 Second Hoof Trim Photo Essay
by freeholder
Nov 14, 2013 16:26:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Grass/Hay/Feed/Graining - 1 Viewing

Informational links; grass and types; all about grain; hay; pasturing; dairy herd management; supplements, mineral & deficiencies; feed/mineral additives, etc.

137 1,318 * 8L How do I figure out how much hay to buy?
by Jenn
Sept 12, 2012 1:31:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Breeding, Genetics, Bulls and AI

Informational links; Jersey, Holstein,
Guernsey, all other dairy breeds; beef breeds; bulls (including safety issues); breeding questions; AI vs. Bull; all about AI'ing; ovulation questions; preg checking including biotracking; semen providing companies, etc.

286 2,938 * 9-T Isolated incident or time to go?
by AnnB (NE)
Sept 26, 2012 6:32:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Pregnancy, Calving, and Post-calving

Informational links; dry cows; OAD/TAD; fostering calves; breeding fresh cows; milk sharing; pre/post calving; body changes; first time freshened; new Momma safety; milk increasing/decreasing; placenta questions; what to have on hand for calving; feeding: dry, pre, post calving cows, etc.

267 3,154 * 10 E-14-PBP Anna- birth, bloat, abscess pics
by thecowfriend
Dec 9, 2013 20:10:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Do It Yourself Cow Care

Informational links; castration, disbudding, dehorning; tattoo's; vaccinations, blood draws; weight tapes; natural treatment how to's; fly spray's and instructional how to's; all about butchering; foot care; magnets; collars, etc.

71 382 * 11 Hoof trimming
by rosalind
Sept 15, 2012 17:21:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Udder Health Care & Knowledge - 2 Viewing

Informational links; edema; cuts & injuries; teat injuries; sores; support; care; pictures; heifer development; drying off; weather extremes, etc.

119 2,104 I***UDDER CARE
by barnydhppy
Jan 21, 2014 18:15:37 GMT -5
No New Posts Calves and calf issues - 5 Viewing

Informational links; birth and after of the newborn; feeding: bottle/bucket; castration/dehorning; training; testing/vaccinations; heifer heats; probiotics; coccidiosis; scouring; naval ill; tubing; manure; injuries; multiple calf set ups; sale barn/dairy calves; weaning, etc.

248 2,492 Calf Scours, Valuable information-Electrolyte Recommendation
by Debbie Lincoln
Feb 11, 2014 14:38:01 GMT -5
No New Posts Everything about Milking

Informational links; various milker set ups/brands; parts (sources; sanitation/cleaning); vacuum pump; ez milker discussion and info. Hand milking, set ups. Questions/concerns.

146 1,218 * 14L hand milking AFTER machine
by Shawn
Sept 12, 2012 15:39:14 GMT -5
No New Posts Raw Milk

Informational links; colostrum; raw milk and pregnancy/babies; straining; cooling/storage; cream discussions; pasteurization; testing; raw milk benefits; milk tastes 'funny/off', etc.

101 817 *****INDEX OF TOPICS(click here)*****
by barnydhppy
May 27, 2011 17:44:45 GMT -5
No New Posts A1/A2 Info

Informational links; testing information; definition of; relating to bulls/cows, etc.

18 123 B-0 What is A2/A2?
by RachelK
Mar 9, 2014 8:44:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Projects and Plans

Informational links; all about stanchions; barns/buildings/milking parlors; fencing; setting up feeding/watering troughs; various handy items such as butter molds, etc.

52 426 * Our homemade stanchion - wood and metal (picture heavy)
by country
Jul 6, 2014 12:57:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Pest control

Informational links; fly spray's; hair/hide issues; biting critters; worms; grubs; ticks; fleas; fly predators; dust bags; insecticide ear tags, etc.

41 366 * 18 flies at milking time (solution)
by IvyHillAcresFarm
Sept 10, 2012 14:27:31 GMT -5

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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
simplynaturalfarm:¬if_t=comment_mention¬if_id=1543784005719158&ref=m_notif#!/photo.php?fbid=10155663709277032&id=502292031&set=a.10151393629907032&source= Dec 2, 2018 23:28:08 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
treatlisa: Start a thread in the family cow section . Mar 10, 2020 20:13:07 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.
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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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