Quantcast Calves got Switched Problem

Sponsors







Author Topic: Calves got Switched Problem  (Read 2243 times)

Offline Muddy Creek Show Cattle

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1653
  • Karma 8
    • View Profile
Calves got Switched Problem
« on: March 19, 2015, 03:01:48 PM »
Long story short: Had a cow calve beside one of our PB Angus first calf heifers late last night. Come to find out this morning they got their calves switched and claimed the wrong ones. Now they won't switch to the right ones at all, anyone ever had this happen? Suggestions? Already tried putting her in chute and calf claim powder.
"Be a honest man in a industry that isn't"

Offline DakotaCow

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 407
  • Karma 26
    • View Profile
Re: Calves got Switched Problem
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2015, 03:07:31 PM »
Leave well enough alone, if each calf has a momma then I would take note of it and back off. If you play with this long enough you will end up with 2 orphans and run 2 dry cows this summer.

Offline ferkj

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 194
  • Karma 4
    • View Profile
Re: Calves got Switched Problem
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 03:07:59 PM »
If both mommas are feeding the calves I'd just let them go. Some cows won't even claim their own calves let alone anothers. Wouldn't try to fix a problem that's not there.

Offline GoWyo

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1662
  • Karma 45
    • View Profile
Re: Calves got Switched Problem
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 03:54:14 PM »
Just pretend they're each recips for the other  <cowboy>
May you always have cows around . . . ~ Corb Lund

Stop the violins -- visualize whirled peas

Offline firesweepranch

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1684
  • Karma 27
  • FSSR Rainin Fire
    • View Profile
Re: Calves got Switched Problem
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2015, 09:40:52 AM »
I had heard that is what happened with the bull, Heads Up, sire to LLSF Uprising. Heads Up should be registered as a 3/4 blood, but did not DNA back to his dam. In other words, he would not DNA to the dam that raised him, but did DNA to the AI sire Upgrade used on the dam.
When you have hundreds of cows calving together, it is possible!
God, family, and Simmental cattle;  that's what makes life worth living!

Offline Tyler

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 115
  • Karma 4
  • Maine Anjou and Limousin Breeder
    • View Profile
    • RadkeCattleCompany
Re: Calves got Switched Problem
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2015, 09:54:01 AM »
Had this happen yesterday, two cows calved right next to each other and each wanted to claim both calves, I think we got the right calf with the right cow but who knows for sure.  One was bred for power and the other calving ease so the smaller one went with the calving ease cow.
"Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction."
Cowboy Proverb

Offline Muddy Creek Show Cattle

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1653
  • Karma 8
    • View Profile
Re: Calves got Switched Problem
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2015, 08:37:07 PM »
Thanks for all the comments. We were weary of just letting them raise the wrong ones as one was actually my uncles and one was mine and we don't always summer them near eachother. We just kept working at it in the chute and with calf claim and they accepted the correct ones last night.
"Be a honest man in a industry that isn't"

Offline BTDT

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 443
  • Karma 38
    • View Profile
Re: Calves got Switched Problem
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2015, 09:38:34 PM »
Glad it worked out, but I would have left well enough alone!

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
14 Replies
5033 Views
Last post June 19, 2008, 02:15:49 PM
by Kansas Karl
0 Replies
1113 Views
Last post April 08, 2011, 07:03:56 AM
by stevenfrank38
12 Replies
5672 Views
Last post May 12, 2011, 05:14:38 PM
by SIMMGAL
11 Replies
5024 Views
Last post April 15, 2012, 09:27:39 AM
by CAB
5 Replies
2292 Views
Last post April 17, 2012, 09:57:03 PM
by OLD WORLD SHORTIE

Powered by EzPortal