well, its been a week now since i have milked rougette and both calves are doing really well on her. We had to buy our milk the other day and have decided that store bought milk just won't do. Even our teenager katty who gave us the worst time about fresh milk has turned her nose up at store bought. So this is what we have decided. Since between the two calves, rougette is being completely drained, we are going to buy some milk replacer and separate the calves at night, we will give them some replacer at night and in the morning before returning them to 'mom'. That way we can milk in the morning for our needs and be assured that the calves are okay too. Ahhhh, can't wait for the real thing
Sounds like a very good plan. The calves (and the cow) can get all that mothering in and you will still have your wonderful milk. Be sure to transition them slowly to starter, an abrupt change can lead to scours.
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28 January 1998 to 4 May 2015
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!
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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.
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