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Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare April 6th, 2008, 15:37
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Posted By Marian
Mother Cow Good Traits

When I am searching for replacement heifers, things that I look for are: Long bodied, wide pelvic area making sure she will have calving ease. Some cows that are too narrow in the rearend have...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare March 29th, 2008, 06:25
Replies: 6
Views: 123,072
Posted By Marian
Raising beef for the table...

Raising beef for table can be costly and to be expected. Myself, my children and being a 4-H Leader for livestock clubs, I can assure you that you would not be saving alot of extra savings in feeding...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare March 4th, 2008, 17:13
Replies: 4
Views: 35,158
Posted By Marian
Today, this calf is a very healthy eater and...

Today, this calf is a very healthy eater and growing! We had to splint both of his back ankles, one of them we have removed and leg is doing well. One of his front knees is buckling now. After...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare February 14th, 2008, 00:07
Replies: 4
Views: 35,158
Posted By Marian
Figured things out!!

After the swellings went down on the calf's neck and legs, he can now breath and is able to suck his own milk even! We tubed his milk for him for 3 days, as he would start choking when he started...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare February 5th, 2008, 23:11
Replies: 4
Views: 35,158
Posted By Marian
Unhealthy New Calf

Calf was born in this condition, which I have never seen. The calf has all four swollen feet, swollen neck, rapid breathing, does eat some. Calf can not stand, and am viewing some pain. Calf does not...
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