This one includes pictures, and hopefully some video of the most recent hoof trim richard olson did on the cows here. The first one is Summer, an 11 year old jersey, that came to me with a laminitic foot and needed a block on one foot to relieve pressure on the bad toe. The second one is Apple, an 18 month dexter/jersey cross, getting her first pedicure. Finally there is Sweet Pea, a five year old dexter, that had her third calf a couple of days before the trim. I"m not going to add any other comments because Richard and I will be in contact soon and he will give comments for the different things you are seeing here.
Fantastic! What a wonderful 'contraption' to immobilise the lady and haul each foot off the ground.
Annie (Jersey), Molly (AIS) and Bella (her Jersey X heifer) 15 Charolais cows, 3 Limousin cows, Barry the Angus bull, 1 Jersey steer (Buddy), 6 dorper ewes and a ram and two lambs, 15 chooks, a rooster, two dogd and a cat. Fruit, veg and as much cow poop as I want. Heaven!
When is he doing a tour of Aus ? We can hand to hand him and show him all the sights !
Big Moo & Heidi (dexter cows), Belle (jersey cow) Little Moo (dexter steer), Jack (lowline steer), Ziggy (lowline x dexter steer), Flora (lowline cow), Jaffa (dexter x red angus cow), Sorcha (jersey x highland heifer), Anne (jersey heifer), Tug & MoonBoy, (angus x lowline steers), Heart, Panda, Oxboy & Freckles (jersey steers). About 30 sheep (dorper and awassi x white dorper), 3 cats (Sarge, Hoot & Jasmine), Finn& Poppy the Amazing Maremmas, 15 chooks.
Post by freeholder on Nov 14, 2013 16:26:26 GMT -5
Is there a thread or something on trimming your own cow's hooves? I found this thread doing a search on hoof trimming -- my calf is only almost three months old, but I can already see she's going to need her hooves trimmed regularly, and I need to know more about when and how to do it. The beef cattle on the ranches don't seem to need their hooves trimmed (I suspect that the ranchers would cull any cow who needed that kind of care), so it took me a bit by surprise to see how long Rosie's hooves are already getting. I do my goats, and have trimmed horse hooves before, but never a bovine critter. If I started now, might I be able to train her to tolerate the procedure?
Rosabelle, Jersey heifer born Aug. 18, 2013
Milking four goats
Cameo, the LGD
Crossbreeding Black Australorps and Golden-laced Wyandottes
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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