Post by Laura G in Idaho on Jan 7, 2005 7:50:38 GMT -5
Sorry, haven't been on the computer much lately. Hope's doing fine. I took the stitches out last Friday and let her back into the pasture with the others. That made her happy. I've been bringing her into the barn to feed her the grass hay so that none of it gets wasted on the other animals. She hasn't had any bloat problems so far. I'm really hoping that the grass hay will do the trick.
Her production has improved, but it's not going to go back up to where it was. She's still producing enough for our family, and that's what is important. So far, I think she's still pregnant... haven't noticed any signs of heat.
I am so very glad that Hope is recovering. I too have been thinking of her, and thinking even more about you and your courage. If you can just keep on milking Hope her production may hold steady for you. As soon as I can "get organized" I am going to join the great worlwide molasses experiment and see what it does for Helen. If you can keep Hope going until there is green grass again, I think I can promise that her production will take a jump upwards. I even had a cow once that was dry start to produce again when the grass got good.
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
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