hey guys we're hopefully getting josie bred again today after she (probably)aborted the other pregnancy. she had a strong heat last time with both steers mounting her but the guy whos gonna breed her was out of town. shes right in time for breeding and i see mucous, just havent seen any mounting but its also too cold out for me to hang out near the barn to see! anyway i know that the longer it takes to breed the harder it gets. could someone explain this for me further? are we already in trouble for her not being bred this late into her lactation? she calved in july. got her bred around 3 months after calving. pretty sure she did get pregnant but dumped it and she went into heat 3 weeks ago. not sure if this makes her a candidate for being difficult to breed again! shes such a lovely cow how do any of you folks deal with that situation? just put her in with a bull for a while if this breeding doesnt take?
I think the eggs ovulated earlier post-calving are higher quality than subsequent cycles. And it's been well documented that cows breed back better when they are in positive energy balance-meaning gaining weight. A cow with a BCS of 3.0 who was a 2.75 is easier to get pregnant than a cow that is a 3.25 and was a 3.25 a month ago.
Post by jerseyrose on Dec 30, 2020 14:30:38 GMT -5
You never sent in milk samples for pregnancy? Some cows do have heats through the pregnancy ( not common but it happens) . She isn't that long into her lactation to be concerned. Is she in good weight and healthy? If you have access to a bull who is compatible( calf size wise) I might try that over AI if you can't time it right. Going off just seeing mucous I don't see how you can time it right --unless you get lucky.
I think my AI guy did say there was a risk to doing AI on a bred cow. Putting her in with a bull might be safer if she was actually already bred?
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2020 14:31:31 GMT -5 by jerseyrose
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oooh wow i didnt know they could go into heat while pregnant! so i never checked after she went into heat. i cant remember if i saw bleed off i need to check my texts. we missed the last heat too because my neighbor hasnt texted me back i dontknow why but i dont want to bug him if hes not interested in doing it even though he already said he would. the only vet who does it isnt taking new customers so i am going to try another neighbor who has a dairy. ugh, its a realy bummer too cuz we wont be able to feed our pigs all the skimmed milk next summer to get them ready for butcher in the fall.
how would i keep milking her if she was in with the bull? i had thought about that...
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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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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