Post by farmeratheart on Sept 2, 2012 22:56:38 GMT -5
It depends on how much she is producing. If you don't want to milk TAD you could get a calf to foster onto her and let the calf milk her. You separate them at night if you want to milk in the morning or separate during the day if you prefer to milk in the evening.
You may find more info if you look back through the old threads. (sorry, I'm not too experienced with that particular area - I always keep a calf to share) I'm not great with searching this site so I usually just start with the oldest threads and read all the ones that have to do with my question. A lot of great info gets buried in there! Good luck... -Lisa
The Re-Treat Farm Ronnie, my love of 36 yrs - 2 grown kids Pete the cow dog, Casey, up and coming cow dog cats - Molly, Buck Kitty horse: Rex - mules: Deetz, Darlene, Mick Jersey - Bess Jersey/Normande - Daisy Jersey/Corriente - Gretchen various chickens, calves, occasional turkeys, pigs
How long ago did she freshen?? I transitioned my 2 yr old Jersey last year 5 months after she freshened. She had been giving 6 gallons a day and went down to 3 1/2 which worked well for us
Living on a 250,000 acre working ranch, with a Jersey/Beef-X milk cow, sheep,rabbits, chickens and ducks, 2 Maremma Livestock Guardians, ranchhand husband and an English Shepherd who is in charge of it all.
Supplement with Vit E or AD&E if desired and just go OAD.
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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
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
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