tamar, some people hand milk while the calf nurses (because that can help get a better let down from cows that hold up their milk for their calf), but you can certainly still just milk with the machine like you normally do and then turn the cow and calf out together afterward, if you want to calf share. Or you could separate them completely and bottle feed the calf.
Because I'm still so new at this, I've only been machine milking. I'm still struggling a bit to hand milk. I've got the technique right, but I'm still really slow. How am I going to manage to share with the calf?
People share milk with a calf while using a machine. You can take all she will give and then let the calf be with her all day. After a few days if she is really letting down for you and the calf seems to be going from teat to teat and not getting much ( after milking and putting the calf in) you can just leave a back teat un- milked for it.
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I'm still not sure how far pregnant Buttercup is, but she's behaving differently. Lowing a lot and she's gone very fussy about her feed. She'll only eat clover (I think that's what it is in English - it has another name in Hebrew) and won't touch it if it's been on the ground or is slightly damp from dew. Is this normal? She seems to be calling me just for company, too.
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
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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.
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
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