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  1. Jan 19, 2018 #1

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    There is something about a new born calf. He was about an hour old when I found him during the cold spell last week. I thought she would deliver during the night but she waited until after breakfast. This is momma’s first calf and had no idea how to react so I’ve been keeping an eye on him. I checked on him yesterday and today because of this week’s cold spell, still doing fine. Momma has figured it out and takes good care of him now.

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    That’s awesome! Congrats!
    Nice pair! Got to love heifers.
    I got baby fever pretty bad right now. Your not helping! ;D We start calving on our ranch in a couple weeks.
     
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    When I was a kid,
    I remember my grampa ...come in from the barn , and he would say..."well , we eat good another years"



    New calf on the ground..


    Thats cool.


    Jim
     
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    That is one cute calf ! Congrats !
     
  6. Jan 19, 2018 #6

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    Great looking calf, congrats!
     
  7. Jan 19, 2018 #7

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    Here he is this afternoon peeking out from behind his momma on the right. His daddy is over on the left. Cows 100 (4)_v1.jpg
     
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    IMG_7694.JPG IMG_7695.JPG IMG_7697.JPG @Peanut Here are some photos of some of my walking steaks! The snow photo was taken early last month.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2018 #9

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    @Homesteader33

    I see lots of acorns in your photos. A very dangerous situation. There are many fancy words describing a cow or a sheep being poisoned by acorns. The real scoop… the tannin's in acorns erode the lining of the first stomach in ruminant animals. Then the tannin's move on to the second stomach.

    Basically, the animal starves to death because they can no longer absorb nutrients from the food they eat. Peculiar, acorns are almost additive to cattle. Once one starts eating them they don’t stop… they die. Something to watch out for… I've had more than few cows in this situation. Nothing to do but put them in a corral for the rest of the winter. And yes... keep an eye on them the next fall. ;)

    A couple of acorns here or there isn’t a problem… watch for cows that spend their entire day under an oak in the fall. :)
     
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    @Peanut Yes I have heard of this problem and aware of it, have not had that problem....yet! but yes we keep an eye out!
     
  11. Mar 2, 2018 #11

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    This little guy was born day before yesterday. Actually 2 calves were born that day but I didn't have a camera with me.

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    So cute!
    I got a dairy calf from cattle auction because he was being kicked and pushed all over the stockyard. So me and grandkids put him in our back seat floor and took him home.
    I ended up strangling him to death trying to feed him from a tube. He never got his mamas milk but somehow grew fast. My vet said to stop throwing money at him after $300. But he tried so hard to live. Till he couldn't hold hid head up anymore. I learned fro mthat poor little thing.
    His name was Lucky.
     
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    My neighbor to the east had a dairy for years. He said many times that a Holstein was born looking for a place to die...

    "His name was Lucky"

    :LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    :facepalm::D :cool:. Small world ,lol. :)
    Poor thing didn't live up to his name, it was a baby bull.
     
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    Peanut, hows that calf coming along?
     
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    He was napping when I saw him Sunday. I haven't been over there today...
     
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    Thats good, so he is doing ok. :cool:
     
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    Today I came home from town to find half the herd out of the pastures... It only took me about 20 minutes to get them into a pasture or pen. It took another hour or so to get them into the correct pastures. Geez! I only had a cow out of the pasture 3 or 4 times in the last 10 years.

    Now than my grtnephew is running the show he's had cows out 3 times in 3 straight months! HEY! the idea is to keep them IN the pasture! o_O

    I even had to break out the scooter to get the donkey back in. I finally got him and the horse into the same pasture (they are buddies since birth). I thought it'd be easy after that... But Noooo! I had to fire up the minibike and chase them around 16 acres, 11 in pasture and 5 in thick timber!

    I was out there for 2 hours chasing critters altogether! Heck, that minibike needed to be run anyway.

    I went back for my camera, might as well take some pics of calves.

    calves 55 (2)_v1.jpg

    Looks like some Brahma got in this little guys blood line.


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