katrina said:Well I hope your graft goes alittle better than ours.. We had a cow get sick with a two week old calf... The cow died.. Vet didn't know why even made me glove up incase she had rabies.. Did get a bad luck discount from our vet... Bless her heart!! Anyways had a hiefier loose her calf so we put the calf on the hiefier.. She had no use for the calf......
But she will stand quietly in the stancion(sp) for grain and some green grass.. Every morninig I go out and open the stancion in the calf barn.. she sticks her head through for grain and green grass. Calf nurses, when he is done I open the stancion let her out..... CLOSE THE STANCION BACK UP.. Or she stays to eat..... I do feed her on the ground out in the pen.... Sheese.... what have I gotten into??? Guess it beats a titty bottle and calf milk...
burnt said:Took a knife along to skin the dead calf, the corn planter came and planted our corn, the second cow was calving with twins with one breach . . . the skinning job just didn't get done.
Faster horses said:We ALWAYS skin the dead calf when grafting and it works every time.
Usually it's a matter only of hours and we can turn them out. Mr. FH
makes sure that the tail is attached cuz that's where the cow wants to
smell first. We had one cow years ago that didn't want her own calf,
We put up with that for three years (I guess it took that long for us
to believe her) and we sent her down the road. With her, he tied her
back leg to the corral as there was a little creek that ran through the corral
and we didn't have to water her. As she got nicer about her calf, he
would give her more rope til she could finally be turned loose. In the
corral for a few days of course. Imagine doing that for three years. :???:
Thinking back, we were pretty dumb.