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Offline cebwtx

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calving question
« on: January 06, 2010, 01:53:25 PM »
I have a cow due to calve anytime, she has loosened in the back end and has had a mucus discharge. Is there any basic guidelines as to how far from calving she might be? It is supposed to be very cold tonight and the next few days and I did not know if I should put her in the barn or not worry yet.

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Re: calving question
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 02:01:18 PM »
Most of my cows, if they are springing and bagging and have popped the mucous plug, they seem to calve within next 24 hours.  If a storm is about to hit, I can just about bet that any cow that is close will go ahead and calve right before or in the worst of the storm.
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Re: calving question
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 02:03:58 PM »
if it was me and she is at her due date,whats its going to hurt to put are in the barn,especially if its bitter cold out and my luck thats when they calve,snowstorms or the occasional thunderstorm we have out here.rusty

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Re: calving question
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 07:39:28 PM »
Agreed with the above posts what's it gonna hurt to put her in?  Cause if you don't you'll b kicking yourself if she calves in the cold and you lose ears or a tail... Those calves don't sell as well.

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Re: calving question
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 10:28:22 AM »
Thanks for all of the comments. Luckily the worst of the weather passed by yesterday and she had the calf this morning. It was still cold to get out in for my liking but not too much danger for the calf. Again thank you for your help.

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Re: calving question
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 10:55:39 AM »
Congratulations on the new calf!

When it gets dried off post us a picture, it is always fun to need all the new calves this time of year....

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Re: calving question
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010, 07:33:13 PM »
Calf was finally born. Bull calf, pretty small but up and eating quite a bit already.
Pics bellow less than a half day old.

 

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