I stand in awe of these beautiful creatures. I posted about going to once a day and I did after the first week. Donna is now waiting for morning milking and she seems to have adjusted supply well. I am watching her udder like a hawk. Which is why I have noticed something peculiar. One day she gives me 12-15 L the next she gives me 20+. This happens without a skip, I can bank on it. I figured out what she is doing, one morning she holds up her front quarters and lets down the back (12-15L), the next morning she holds up her rear quarters and lets down the front (20+L). When I say let down she really lets down and those quarters are saggy at the end of milking. I do not know why for sure that she is doing this, but my guess would be because of her calf. She is a fussy eater and this forces the calf onto the back teats every second day. Good news, I have been able to source twin Brown Swiss x Angus heifers for her to foster. DH is going to pick them up tomorrow. Pics tomorrow. If she wont foster them then I will keep them as bottle calves.
Post by westxgrl13 on Oct 17, 2020 17:13:24 GMT -5
That's incredible! Animals do things instinctively; humans have to be bopped over the head with a two-by-four sometimes! Ha, ha!
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Not yet, we gave them vitrate when DH got them home and we are going to give them a bottle feed of Donna Milk this evening. We will introduce them this evening and start the grafting process at tomorrow mornings milking.
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
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guernseygirl: Can someone let me know if my pictures are showing up in the Auction Barn post? There should be 5 photos
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