Post by sarahcountrymomma on Sept 8, 2012 18:49:26 GMT -5
Abilene got her hoofs trimmed today. A guy came and strapped her up on a table and laid her down to do it. I put the strap on her myself and was sure it was well in front of the udder. I am concerned that the strap could have hurt her somehow and damaged her udder. The milking tonight will tell I guess. It has to be so tight to lift them up of the ground:/ Has anyone had experience in this? I really hope I didn't make a bad mistake.. Thanks! ~Sarah
Last Edit: Feb 10, 2014 17:41:36 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
7 children, 1 milk cow, 18 chickens, 1 milk goats, 2 goat kids, 1 horse, 4 dogs, 1 cat, large garden, 21 fruit trees
I have a guy come out and do mine the same way. There is always a lot of poo n pee but he has never hurt my buttercup. I always stay right there with her because I know she did not like it at all! Cowman-how long after they give birth do you recommend to wait to have their hoofs trimmed? I know my Bea is definitly going to need it by then (Jan.) but I don't want to do it too soon thereafter. Any advise? Dawne
Wife to the most wonderful man, mother to 8, grandmother to 14 (one that lives with us full time), greatgrandmother to one. A perfect (sometimes hard) life with my Bea (guernsey), cattle, pigs, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs. Loves Life And All Gods Creatures
Every cow on the farm got their feet trimmed when they went dry, which is about 60 days before they calve. About the only time I try to avoid putting a cow on the tilt table was in the last 30 days before calving, but if a cow was lame for some reason the rules get thrown out the door and the cow went up. If possible I would wait at least a week before lifting a cow after they calve.
If at all possible I would have your cows done 2 to 3 months before she calves instead of waiting until after. No problem with the calf at this point in gestation.
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2012 11:31:47 GMT -5 by cowman13
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