- Feb 10, 2005
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Last night while looking at the cows, we noticed a heifer fussing. Husband said to me that he wouldn't be surprised if she was going to abort. Sure enough, this morning I found a calf on the bed, I figured it was a month premature. Way back in the olden days, I can hardly remember a cow aborting. Now it's like it's a yearly ritual to lose at least one, sometimes two, even three. I thought we were home-free this year being as close to calving as we are. I thought maybe it was some kind of disease we brought in when we've bought a few cows now and then, but this was a heifer this time. She was a virgin heifer bred to a bull that we bought as a yearling (so he was a virgin, too), and he's only ever bred virgin heifers, so I'm ruling out the disease theory. Now I would like your thoughts. Maybe a weather change has something to do with it? The weather went from -30 C to + whatever it was yesterday in the space of 24 hours. Could it be that?