Had a new calf

Discussion in 'Beef Cattle Discussion' started by paigecattlefarmer, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. paigecattlefarmer

    paigecattlefarmer New Member

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    Mum is really skinny she is a Murray gray I don't know how much she has dropped
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2014
  2. CROWEmtnFARMS

    CROWEmtnFARMS New Member

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    What kind is she and what did she drop
     

  3. Fairfarmhand

    Fairfarmhand New Member

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    you gotta have pictures with a post like that :)
     
  4. paigecattlefarmer

    paigecattlefarmer New Member

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    ImageUploadedByCattle Forum1389093691.586657.jpg that's the best photo of her and her calf
     
  5. paigecattlefarmer

    paigecattlefarmer New Member

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  6. aidan

    aidan New Member

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    Did she just calve?
     
  7. aidan

    aidan New Member

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    Maybe a retained placenta
     
  8. aidan

    aidan New Member

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    Its when a cow doesnt eject her after birth
     
  9. paigecattlefarmer

    paigecattlefarmer New Member

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    So I give the calf milk replacer
     
  10. paigecattlefarmer

    paigecattlefarmer New Member

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    She's drinking from the mum
     
  11. DoubleR

    DoubleR Repro Lover

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    Do you have any photos of her before she delivered? She does look pretty thin. BCS of maybe 1 1/2- 2? Hard to tell from the photos.
    Any idea of her age? Maybe she's a broken mouth cow?
     
  12. Angie

    Angie New Member

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    How are things going with the cow and calf now?
     
  13. DoubleR

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    Was wondering that myself :)
     
  14. RanchWife

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    Are you giving her cake to add protein to her diet? How old is the cow?
     
  15. DBPMAINEANJOU

    DBPMAINEANJOU New Member

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    Had a couple of dairy cross cows end up looking like that usually found they were feeding more than one calf I usually move them up into another paddock near the house drench and feed them up for a few weeks if they dont start to improve its time for the vet or the knackers
     
  16. Dion

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    Good looking calf. I try to keep the cows condition up, but my purpose for the cows is for them to produce calves. So if they produce a good calf year after year then I keep them, no matter what they look like. If they look great and don't produce an annual calf then they are useless.
     
  17. enjvdh

    enjvdh New Member

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    I have Murray Greys, too. When mine start dropping weight I make sure they have 2+ good flakes of grass hay morning and night; mine usually get grain as well, which helps a ton. Make sure she gets minerals (loose if possible) and that the other cows are letting her eat.
     
  18. cowgirl12

    cowgirl12 New Member

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    Some alfalfa pellets or hay will help her weight wise, and for milk production. Has she been dewormed recently? Parasites flare up at calving time.