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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.

98 885 *6 Staph A mastitis - anybody else dealt with it?
by Audrey
Aug 29, 2012 9:11:12 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

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

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

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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Heidi: Evening everyone! Checking back in here to say happy new year! Jan 6, 2018 7:02:48 GMT -5
wyomama: Hello hello Heidi! Jan 8, 2018 0:14:51 GMT -5
mimisma: For some reason I can't view any of the pictures. Trying to get a good picture of a head bale. Would anyone know why I can't seem to view th pictures? Jan 23, 2018 7:34:36 GMT -5
AZAmy: Wish I could help you with pics. I'm sure someone will chime in soon. Jan 23, 2018 11:49:44 GMT -5
breezyridge: Same here. I'm looking for photos of homemade hay feeders suitable for 1-2 cows. The photos posted in old emails are not displayed-very sad :( Feb 24, 2018 13:35:09 GMT -5
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
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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