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Maggie, our heifer

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Calves' started by sunnysideupfarm, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Sep 9, 2019
    Beekissed

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    To me she doesn't even look preggers. ;) Must be a mighty small calf if she is. But, no, she doesn't look "loose" at all.

    A watched pot and all... :D
     
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    sunnysideupfarm

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    She is due today.
     
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    Honestly, she does not look any looser in the vulva than before. With that much udder development, I would say she is pregnant - because I have never seen a heifer develop that much udder just from being fat.
    Is there any chance she could be bred to a later breeding? What was her exact breeding date? Maybe you didn't have a correct due date? One thing, most jerseys do not look hugely pregnant because the calves are often more "long" than they are "wide".
    Okay, I see where her actual breeding date is Dec 1st and she was confirmed pregnant. I would give her at least 2 weeks before I would panic over it, and check to make sure there is no possibility that she could have come in heat and gotten bred 3 weeks later. Any neighbors bulls around? Believe me, they can be sneaky.... and there have been many cases of a heifer/cow, jumping a fence and going to a bull and coming back home without you realizing it.

    The only other suggestion is if she goes way over, to have the vet recheck her......
     
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    It is shocking at how well a cow/bull can jump a fence! With all the bulk you wouldn't think so but, I've witnessed it with amazement. :D
     
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    Thank you for responding to my post. There are no bulls in our area, only goats!
     
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    I have noticed that Mag's tail seems higher and sort of lays to one side. farm6 018.jpg farm6 019.jpg
     
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    Comparing this pic to the first pics you posted - it looks to me like her tail head is more prominent. I would think that would indicate that she's softening up in that area? Disclaimer: I am not a cow person
     
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    Great article on calving. Hope it helps you a bit.
     
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