- Jan 8, 2008
So, a couple of weeks ago I posted trying to find tricks to get a cow to adopt a calf. Well it has been almost a month and still have had no luck. Here is the story. I was at the local sale barn and noticed a cow with an eartag from a local club calf sale in her ear. Her utters were really tight like she had just lost her calf. Knowing that she was of club bloodlines I bought her from the pound cow pen and gambled. I also bought a calf that was very young and tried to make a match. YES I LIKE TO GAMBLE!! wThe only way I can get the heifer to let the calf drink is in the chute still after a couple weeks. They both no the routine so it kind of works but takes up my time. I found out she is a Hotmail X Kadabra from the people who run the sale. She kicks at the calf even in the chute. I don't know why she lost her calf but I am startting to think she probably ran off or wouldn't let it eat. In your opinion should I keep this heifer and hope she takes care of the next calf, or should I send her back to the stockyard and assume she will not take care of the next calf after waiting for another year?