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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2017, 08:58:24 AM »

4 sets!  WOW!  In all our years of breeding we only got 1 set.  Congratulations....except for the extra work for you!
Usually, only get one, maybe two, sets in a year, but we've had a couple years with multiple sets.
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2017, 07:05:46 PM »

And, once you've been run over or knocked down by one, it's much easier to send them off.  OMG - Too FUNNY and O, so true!!!
We send them out, we don't do it ourselves.
I've read on a couple forums about friends that each raise a butcher steer, then swap at processing time, so they aren't eating their "friend". O, now that works, too.
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2017, 07:07:52 PM »

Two bottle bums to feed for now.  Noodle and a second single from a set of twins.   Noodle is getting his legs, we ran the barn aisle a couple times today for exercise.   3 meals daily still as they are so little, and can't handle more than a quart at a time.
Calving is going pretty well, and the calves are coming quickly like 10 or so every day; I'm sure it'll eventually slow down, but if this rate keeps up we could be done calving before Tax Day, we usually don't finish up til early May as there are always some that hang onto their calves for what seems like forever.  Just glad the weather is mild, as some of the calves have been slow to get moving, so if it were cold they might not survive.
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2017, 07:30:09 PM »

Hope the weather continues to stay good for you Chanda :)
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2017, 08:33:56 PM »

Hope the weather continues to stay good for you Chanda :)

Thank you.  We hope so too.  Although, it messes with the growing season cycle when it's this warm in March.
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2017, 05:30:45 PM »

OMG!  Two more sets of twins; well we know one is twins for certain, educated guess for the calf no one is claiming.  We don't usually have this many sets of twins in a year, let alone in 10 days.   The one set that the cow is claiming, she'll be taking care of her calves at least long enough to get colostrum in both.  but, I'll still have 3 singles to feed tonight.
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2017, 09:24:45 PM »

Oh my goodness!!  This must be a record!!
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2017, 09:56:16 PM »

Oh my goodness!!  This must be a record!!
Pretty sure it is a record for us.   They can stop having twins any time now; I'm out of bottles and will soon be out of milk replacer.
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2017, 08:44:19 PM »

Depending on how you look it, fortunately or unfortunately; 3 of my bottle bums are now on cows, so I'm only feeding one calf at this time.  Much easier on me.   Those put on cows are doing well, they've taken to the cow like a duck to water and the cows seem to at the very least be letting the calves nurse, but not all are motherly towards their grafted calf.
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Geldings: Dakota, Monte and Manny
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