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Wehner Homestead 2018 Calving: Waiting

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Calves' started by Wehner Homestead, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Apr 6, 2018
    Wehner Homestead

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    Made some changes two nights ago. Abby Jane’s bull doesn’t seem to be getting quite enough to eat. He’s her first calf so we put her in the barn to supplement her with feed. (The plan is to turn Abby Jane and Moxie out in a barn paddock with their calves when Moxie is done with her mastitis treatment. Moxie has finished her penicillin injections and I saw Mallory nurse that quarter this morning so that’s a huge leap in the right direction!)

    Maxine has calved before without issue so DH turned her out to calve in the pasture since the weather was better. I walked out this morning to find a heifer calf that was cleaned off, dry, had nursed, and the afterbirth had been delivered! :celebrate This little heifer will be a keeper whether it’s here or to one of our 4-H kiddos. She has a white tip on her tail, white belly, and a small white spot on her right flank! :love
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  2. Apr 8, 2018
    Wehner Homestead

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    @animalmom here’s your “cowette” pics for this year! Lol
     
  3. Apr 9, 2018
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    The kids have named Maxine’s heifer, Emma. We have someone in mind to buy her but if that doesn’t work out, we will keep her.

    Two more cows to go before Calving is done for the year. Sydney was due yesterday (4/8) and Reagan is due tomorrow (4/10.) Sydney looks like she’s going to go over while Reagan looks like she could go any time. This will be Sydney’s second calf and Reagan’s eighth(?) and they are bred to Otis so issues aren’t expected.

    Got just a few pics of some of the calves yesterday...

    Abby Jane’s milk production has us very disappointed. We’ve pulled her to a barn paddock to grain her daily to help support the calf. 9D24AE03-6E66-4E87-8534-D2AFD262B903.jpeg
    He’s a month older than Moxie’s heifer, Mallory, but doesn’t look it at all! Pic to show you.
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    We’ve kept Moxie and Mallory in the barn paddock with Abby Jane and her bull calf for company and so we can monitor Moxie’s udder. She’s finished her mastitis treatment and Mallory has kept that quarter nursed but we don’t want to take any chances either. Miss Mallory... 029A71A2-DA9F-466A-AF83-29B71BE69283.jpeg
    The next two pics are of Bailey’s bull calf. He’s looking pretty good!
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  4. Apr 9, 2018
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    Nice looking babies. Thanks for posting. Little furry chubby cheeks... just want to pinch them... probably not a good idea, eh.
     
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  5. Apr 9, 2018
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    @animalmom some of our cows would let you, some not so much! Once the calves are two days old, they are hard to catch! Lol
     
  6. Apr 9, 2018
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    Deer have nothing on a calf's fleet footedness.
    I loaded and sent a 6 mo old heifer yesterday to go to a local 4H'r to raise. They said they had a pen ready to keep her in a few days...sure hope they do, but she was on feed good so hopefully it will come to the feed bucket for them too.
    That family is new to calves..just goats and chickens till now.
    Sure hope I don't get a phone call saying she escaped..
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  7. Apr 10, 2018
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    Baby goats get around pretty fast as well. The adults can't catch them. I don't even try. ;)
     
  8. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:14 PM
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    Haven’t updated this thread lately. Been consumed with the goat kids. Still waiting on Sydney and Reagan to release their hostages. Way past their due dates so another calculated 21 days is 4/28 and 5/1. We left the bull long enough for that so we shall see what happens.
     
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  9. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:22 PM
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    :fl no issues and healthy calves!
     
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    A few pics from 4/17.

    Maxine and Emma
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    Emma again. There’s only one person I’ll consider selling her to. I’d really like to keep her to replace Abby Jane...
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    Mallory (Queenie in the background, not sure who is on front right now but I think it’s Melody’s bull calf)
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    Maizy’s bull calf
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