Hi guys. I’m getting my first jersey cow this weekend and I’m double checking my transportation method. I’ve moved plenty of deer in Texas and beef Cattle in Alabama. As far as moving a single heifer I’m wondering if a single horse trailer would be suitable. When moving beef Cattle I’ve slways used a rubber mat in the bottom and enough head to not move around so much inside. Is this suitable or does the flooring and space matter so much? Be about an hour and a half trip. She’s a 10 mo heifer. Thanks for any help
Our Guernsey was transported in a double horse trailer - 4 1/2 month bred heifer at the time... divider opened up to one stall - rubber mats with extra thick shavings on top. Loaded at the farm - didn’t step off the trailer until she arrived at our farm 21 hours later. She laid down chewing cud most of the trip 🙂...ran off the trailer bright eyed and in good health!
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Thanks for the feedback guys. So shavings are a yes? Deer just bounce all over and I just pack beef Cattle in so they can’t really move around. I was just worried about her slipping around with too much room.
I have hauled all mine in the front or back sections of my 16 foot stock trailer( center gate closed) which equals roughly the size of a regular 2 horse trailer. Mats, bedding and loose is our normal method with some hay to eat if they desire.
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Howdy from West Texas, jsb3! Can't wait to hear more about your new Jersey--age, bred/open, etc.! And pix are always welcome, too.
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Got her back safe and sound. No real issues. 16 ft trailer and she acted like she’d done it a thousand times even though she’s never been in one before. There was 2in of snow on top of the mountain where I picked her up which I wasn’t expecting so I needed a little extra pull from a tractor to get out of the pasture. As soon as I figure out how to attach a pic I’ll add a few. Just gonna make her my profile pic for now. Thanks again guys. Probably open a different thread for feed suggestions soon. She’s just got hay and water for now.
Me, my Hubby, and four Littles one horse - Cappy A burgeoning goat herd 35+ British White and Angus mama cows, and several bulls My milk cows: Faith, Chick and Freckles Heifers coming up - Dolly Dixie RIP
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.
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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.
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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.
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steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
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highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
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