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Second Wreck of the Season

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Battleriver

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Well I had pretty much gotten over my tubing mishad-result dead calf till today. Its sopping wet here after 4 inches of wet snow and an inch of Rain. Im down to my last 4 stragglers calving in the 64 day calving season. 10 year old cow patiently waited till after the storm to calve with a very nice bull calf. I thought it was a bit wet so gave it and the 5 other pairs in the pen a bale of straw for comfort. came back grom church to find said calf flat out dead with a cow sized footprint on its chest :evil: :evil: . I have never had a calf stepped on, so now I can take that one off my list of ways a calf can die. Pretty bummed out for now but I guess its all part of this business. Im now down to 97% live births. I hope the last 3 fare better :oops: .
 

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That's a tough sight to come home to. It seems extra hard to take those after you've done your best to make things better for them. So sorry for your loss.
 

leanin' H

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It sure can happen Battleriver, but it still stings. Saw a cow clean off her calf and literally love him to death when i worked for Utah State University. She was just being a good mother one second and then mashed him through the dirt the next. I bailed into the pen but it was all over but the ride to the salebarn. Atleast a boulder didn't get it like Wyoming Rancher's mishap. Keep yer chin up. :wink:
 

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A good friend of mine who posts here often would remind us that no matter how hard we try we can't kill them all. :?
 

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Somewere down the line that will come back around. You'll come home from church and find a lively set of twins , right after a nice 2-yr old had a mishap, not her fault
 

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Yeah, poop occurs...just nurse a calf on her if you've got a candidate and make the best of a bad situation. There's only one way not to loose any and that's not to own any.
 

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Had one of those mishaps 2 days ago. The ones that really P!$$ me off is the ones that are lying there chewing their cud while trying to hatch the dead calf underneath them.

Good news is that a set of twins this morning helped out the situation. :D
 

WyomingRancher

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leanin' H said:
At least a boulder didn't get it like Wyoming Rancher's mishap. Keep yer chin up. :wink:

Yeah people, just try to top that one :roll: :p . My last cow calved last night, and I was celebrating my 63 day calving season... until I went to feed this morning and found two bulls in with the cows. I know of at least three, if not five cows which are going to be getting a Lutalyse shot in about 10 days :wink: :D . I guess next year won't be as short, but as long as they have a pulse I won't complain :wink: :D .

Sorry for your loss, I had that one happen earlier in calving this year... Let's face it, I pretty much killed them any way you could this season. Oh well! At least the culls are worth good money, the ones I sent last week averaged a tad over $1000.
 

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I had a bale fall off the wagon on saturday and I thought nothing of it and left it where it fell as The cows could just eat it there. Turns out a heifer calf was under it. I've been bottle feeding a bum for 3 weeks so we made a family out of two.
 
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