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Navels on heifer calves
« on: August 08, 2010, 08:47:51 PM »
Can anyone tell me how or if they attempt to fix bigger navels on heifers they intend to show?

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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 09:34:05 PM »
Don't laugh, but I've glued navels up before. You just spray a lot of tail adhesive on the off side, make a big sticky mess, and stick it to their belly. Then spray some more and smear the hair to seal it off. Just be careful to not get ahead of yourself or it can look funny. I have sent a few head through the ring like this quite successfully. Glued a friend's navel up on a heifer that always had her navel commented on and nothing was said. It works quite well.
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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 08:30:55 AM »
Little green rubber bands like they use for show lambs it will fall off

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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 09:06:22 AM »
Little green rubber bands like they use for show lambs it will fall off

At what age does this work best and how long will it take to fall off?

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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 09:44:35 AM »
You can do it anytime usually weaning works best usually takes a week or a little longer

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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 10:23:39 AM »
If you use this method I would make certain you to give a shot of penicillian during the process..

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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 11:34:51 AM »
You guys wear me out! Good breeding females have some brisket, navel, and  large, wrinkly female genetalia. Who taught Y'uns how to select breeding stock?

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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 01:25:00 PM »
Would you use  Penicillin or  a tetanus shot , when banding  older bulls we use Tetanus .... bull

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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010, 01:25:27 PM »


I think they are referring to show animals, not breeding stock.  Not always one in the same.

You guys wear me out! Good breeding females have some brisket, navel, and  large, wrinkly female genetalia. Who taught Y'uns how to select breeding stock?

GB

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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2010, 01:28:04 PM »
Thanks Bulldaddy for this comment.  I am referring to show heifers.

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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2010, 01:39:30 PM »
Don't laugh, but I've glued navels up before. You just spray a lot of tail adhesive on the off side, make a big sticky mess, and stick it to their belly. Then spray some more and smear the hair to seal it off. Just be careful to not get ahead of yourself or it can look funny. I have sent a few head through the ring like this quite successfully. Glued a friend's navel up on a heifer that always had her navel commented on and nothing was said. It works quite well.
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So are you saying to glue it up on the left side of their belly?  I never would have thought about doing that, but may try it at the next show with our English Commercial heifer.

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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2010, 09:04:53 PM »
Yes. Spray it on the navel on the left side and then fold the navel over onto the left side of the belly. Takes a little while for the glue to get sticky, so go slow.
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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2010, 09:54:54 PM »
good tips ssimentals!  :)

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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2010, 08:38:23 AM »
Opps.. Yea Tetanus, See what happens when you stop drinking coffee  ;D

Would you use  Penicillin or  a tetanus shot , when banding  older bulls we use Tetanus .... bull
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Re: Navels on heifer calves
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2010, 11:33:48 AM »
You guys wear me out! Good breeding females have some brisket, navel, and  large, wrinkly female genetalia. Who taught Y'uns how to select breeding stock?

GB

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