- Feb 10, 2005
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We're almost done calving heifers, and had never seen one of the calves born.......until last night. I made the BIG mistake of keeping a heifer off my cow that throws large calves, and obviously it's in her genes to do the same thing. All the other heifers spit out a 65-75 lb. red angus calf, she had to have a 95 lb. calf! And it didn't come into the world very easy! It's a big dummie. And no, I didn't go balistic on it, either. It won't get up, and hubby got me up at 3:30 to tubefeed it because it won't suck. The heifer damn near prolapsed on us right after also. Hubby was quick on his feet, and stuffed his arm in till she quit pushing. I imagine she won't breed back, but I'm not too concerned about that. I just hope that when I go out to the barn now, that there'll be a little sign of improvement on the calf's part.