1. BYH Official Poll: What are the things that you should consider before buying herds?
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  2. Baymule’s 4th Lambing. - Discussion thread.
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dismiss Notice
  4. BYH Picture of the Week (POW) - Submit your Pics Now !!
    Click HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)
    Dismiss Notice

Yelling Cow??

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Cattle' started by MargaretClare, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Nov 20, 2018
    MargaretClare

    MargaretClare Loving the herd life

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2016
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    73
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Surprise, Arizona
    One of my grandma's heifers (about a year and a half old) keeps yelling/mooing/bellowing(?) And I cannot figure out why. She's eating, poop looks regular and normal, belly isn't bloated as far as I can tell. She may be bred but wouldn't put money on it. From what I can see she's just yelling. I don't think we can temp her but had my hand in her mouth and it felt normal temp I guess... no apparent breathing issues.

    When we go out to check on her she specifically screams at us.

    We're keeping an eye on her but handling her is gonna be no fun for anybody if we have too. If she's still doing this tomorrow gma might call the vet for an ADR but holey moley is she driving us nuts. This is really unusual.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2018
    greybeard

    greybeard Herd Master Golden Herd Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Messages:
    4,762
    Likes Received:
    7,981
    Trophy Points:
    463
    Location:
    East Texas
    Is there a bull available to her?
     
    MargaretClare likes this.
  3. Nov 20, 2018
    MargaretClare

    MargaretClare Loving the herd life

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2016
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    73
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Surprise, Arizona
    No bull around older than a month. I didn't even consider she might be in heat because she's never done this before.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2018
    greybeard

    greybeard Herd Master Golden Herd Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Messages:
    4,762
    Likes Received:
    7,981
    Trophy Points:
    463
    Location:
    East Texas
    Could be other problems/reasons too, especially if you haven't seen her try to mount anything.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2018
    MargaretClare

    MargaretClare Loving the herd life

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2016
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    73
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Surprise, Arizona
    She's penned up separate from the other cows right now so she can't actually mount anything. She keeps breaking our waterline to play in the water. :idunno She shares a fenceline with a steer.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2018
    MargaretClare

    MargaretClare Loving the herd life

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2016
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    73
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Surprise, Arizona
    Thought I'd update that she's acting completely normal again. I guess if she goes bananas again in about 3 weeks we'll know.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2018
    farmerjan

    farmerjan True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,484
    Likes Received:
    2,843
    Trophy Points:
    238
    Location:
    virginia
    I'd definitely say she may very well have been in heat. They all do something different and the bellowing every time they see you is pretty common for some. Try letting her stay with the steer when it is close to time and see if he doesn't ride her, or she rides him. At about a year and a half that is prime time to be showing heats. And they may not be regular, as heifers often have a shorter cycle of 18-20 days...
     
    MargaretClare likes this.
  8. Nov 24, 2018
    MargaretClare

    MargaretClare Loving the herd life

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2016
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    73
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Surprise, Arizona
    Thank you, I was wondering if that might actually have been her first heat. I thought they start going into heat at like 8 months. We haven't had cattle for very long (like 3 years) so we're stumped on a lot of beginner stuff.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2018
    farmerjan

    farmerjan True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,484
    Likes Received:
    2,843
    Trophy Points:
    238
    Location:
    virginia
    Different breeds start showing heats at different ages. Jerseys are known for coming into heat anywhere after 7-8 months. The better the nutrition, often the earlier the heats. Many will have heats that you never see, especially early on. I was saying that at 18 months, they are in full prime sexual "maturity" as far as coming into heat. Some breeds take longer to mature and come into heat. You did not say what breed of cattle this heifer was. Also, heifers usually have shorter heats than cows, and so she could have been coming into heat at night and it only lasting 6 hours. Not uncommon. If you are wanting to catch her in heat, then you need to have another "bovine" with her so that the heats are more obvious.
     
    MargaretClare likes this.
  10. Nov 24, 2018
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    1,779
    Likes Received:
    3,734
    Trophy Points:
    288
    Location:
    S coastal VA
    I had a goat yelling for "nothing" for 2 days! Annoying...she was definitely in heat...out now, and quiet. Drove me nuts.

    Next month she'll go with buck when it comes on. Hoping another or two are also unbred at this time...hoping. I'd like to not have all kids at one time. :rolleyes: All dairy girls.