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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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