I know exactly what you mean! Dolly is like that--the sweetest, kindest old thing until she is in heat, and then she is frightful pill! She doesn't get to come into the barn on those days, because she has no sense and no boundaries until it is over.
"And God said, "See, I have given you every green herb that yields seed which is on the face of the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food ... Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed, it was very good." Genesis 1:29, 31a
"Then God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them: "...Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given them to you, even as the green herbs." Genesis 9:1,3
Post by canesisters on Jan 10, 2021 10:30:08 GMT -5
For several reasons - most unrelated directly to the cow... - 2 of Eva's 3 calves were born Dec/Jan. I have a barn and they spend every night tucked securely inside away from harsh overnight weather. They have access to the barn to get out of wind and wetness through the worst of the cold months. A neighbor has lost a couple of winter calves over the years and they blame it directly on exposure to weather. Benefits: No flies! No problem cooling milk quickly. Much of the mud is frozen. Snuggling up against a warm cow to milk instead of trying to ignore tickly hair sticking to sweaty arms, face & legs. I would think you're well set to raise a calf in the winter. :-)
~ Debbie Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Post by Applelonia on Jan 12, 2021 15:03:38 GMT -5
Last night Rowie was calm ...no signs of heat around 11pm check ...got up to drink some water out of her bucket ...every time I go out there I half expect her to be mooing and bug-eyed...this morning I found her calmly outside resting and waiting for more food. After eating, she's just been doing her favorite activities ...resting...and more resting 🙂...absolutely no signs of heat! 22 days since breeding...I'm thinking maybe she did settle! Keeping my hopes low for a while longer yet! She’s grown over the last month ...still no taller ~ just wider/deeper...another 2 inches in heart girth in the last month ...75 currently. It’s not fat ~ when I feel her, and look at her, it’s frame/structure. Cordelia is around 79...France is 82 heart girth...but at five years old. Rowie hasn’t started to fill out yet ....so, when I look at size alone, and see how she still has a lot more filling out to do, I’m feeling that breeding her was best. As an open heifer she was tracking for weight issues!
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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
That's great! Do you attribute her stature to the heirloom genetics I think you used? Now I have to check Baby Genevieve's girth and get back to you. She seems to have settled too. So Baby and Rowie will freshen within a month of each other. So much to look forward to!
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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
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