The Re-Treat Farm Ronnie, my love of 36 yrs - 2 grown kids Pete the cow dog, Casey, up and coming cow dog cats - Molly, Buck Kitty horse: Rex - mules: Deetz, Darlene, Mick Jersey - Bess Jersey/Normande - Daisy Jersey/Corriente - Gretchen various chickens, calves, occasional turkeys, pigs
Katy Kow will calve around the middle of the month! (I hope!)
Wife to the Greatest Husband Ever, Mother of Three Awesome Daughters, Mother-in-Law to Two Amazing Sons-in-Law, The Most Precious Grandsons and Granddaughter Ever, Rancher/"Zoo-Keeper" of Hereford Cattle, Angora Goats, Remuda of Horses, Two Border Collies, One Mini-Aussie, A Duke's Mixture of Chickens, Seven Ducks (Rouen), and One Sweet Mini-Jersey named Katy Kow!
Post by Joyousfarmgirl on Jan 9, 2021 23:49:31 GMT -5
These are our beef cows, but I love them just as much. Ruby is due on the 8th and Mandy is due on the 25th. I am not sure of her due date, but Misty may be due February or March. All of them are bred to Auggie.
Ruby is having a rough last month of pregnancy. She didn't calve last year, so she is super overweight, super pregnant, and eats enough hay for 3 cows her size:). She has also bloated recently. I am checking her several times a day because she is having issues getting up. She doesn't mind:). She LOVES me fussing over her. Her favorite thing is for you to stand next to her and scratch by her tail. You will quickly have soaking wet clothes from all her licking. She is upset because she is too fat to reach me now. She came to us as a 15-month-old heifer who had already had her first calf. She had a terrible time for the first year and a half. Now she is one of the best cows we have. Excellent feet, almost zero flies without spray, tons of milk for her calf, and she is even trained to milk.
If Misty has a girl, we will probably be keeping her. She has started having issues with her back feet. I think she just has arthritis or something like that occasionally. It happens a couple of times a month. The joint above her hooves (her ankle?) swells and she limps for a couple of days. Then she is fine until the next time it happens. She has a home here as long as she is not suffering, but I want to keep a daughter from her. She throws the nicest calves.
Mandy is her normal, goofy self. She is 6 years old and still thinks she is a calf. She was chasing Debbie sho is just coming out of heat around the field today. When I called her, her sides were heaving, her tongue was hanging out and she breathing like a freight train. Acting like a calf while you are 8 months pregnant is hard work:).
Mama To: Milk cows: Sadie Belle (midsize Jersey), Poppy (Jersey/Guernsey/Hereford) Milk cow in the Making:): Little Debbie (mini or midsize Jersey) 3 family beef cows: Misty (Murray Grey/Brangus), Mandy (Murray Grey/Brangus), Ruby (Hereford/Santa Gertrudis) We also raise Registered Idaho Pasture pigs, Registered Katahdin hair sheep, and a wide variety of poultry
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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Sept 15, 2020 14:31:42 GMT -5
guernseygirl: Can someone let me know if my pictures are showing up in the Auction Barn post? There should be 5 photos
Sept 20, 2020 20:58:54 GMT -5
wyatt: I treat cow s like people when doctoring.
Dec 15, 2020 22:54:52 GMT -5
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