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New additions to the farm!
« on: September 11, 2007, 12:48:12 AM »
Well these are Seans new babies. Two jersey calf's Raised for meat. No names will these guys have and I am staying away as much as possible. LOL!! And yes that is me I just got back from milking the cows. POOP everywhere.  :hehe:
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Re: New additions to the farm!
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 01:56:58 AM »
Very, very cute! Staying away are ya?? :lololol:
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Re: New additions to the farm!
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 10:41:25 AM »
They are cute but I wouldnt name them either as it makes it easier to eat them...so WHO is going to feed them their bottles??? They sure look young..gonna have to be fed at least 3 to 4 times a day... I cant wait till their horns come in and they give Sean a run for his money...  :hehe: :smily961:
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Re: New additions to the farm!
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 10:55:51 AM »
AH  they are darling!!  hoping to get a couple in a week or two.  but I am dehorning them   
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Re: New additions to the farm!
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 11:15:18 AM »
OMG It's the calf off City Slickers...what was his name???

I'm tellin' ya, I just couldn't do it....I'd go veg for sure.

I thought dairy farmers left the babies with the mothers longer than how old they look?  They look a week or less...but what do I know about cows (uh...yeah...nutin)
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Re: New additions to the farm!
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007, 11:24:26 AM »
The calf on City Slickers was Norman...I remember ! We ahve 10 steers right now and soon to be taking some to the sale barn as we cant eat that many here ...we usually butcher 2 a year and always have plenty left...Got 2 going the 13th of November.
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Re: New additions to the farm!
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007, 12:29:37 PM »
Oh I'll be looking forward to a picnic at the Dickson ranch , Filets on the grill anyone ?     :drool:
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Re: New additions to the farm!
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2007, 01:03:26 PM »
These to are only a couple days old. The farm where Deanna milks at lets the babies drink one day and then thats it. We have to bottlefeed twice a day for two weeks and then bucket feed them untill weened. And the names are Dumb and Dumber. And they will be banded and the horns will be burned.
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Re: New additions to the farm!
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2007, 05:05:55 PM »
Okay Nic laugh at me.  :smily961: I have to feed up to atleast 20 of these little buggers when I milk. As cute as they are. I have no care in the world to become attached. LOL!!! I am not saying it can not happen LMBO. Rem its me.  :hehe: But I am keeping away as much as possible. This is a Sean and Brittneys thing if I have to get involved it will be because of an emergency only. Yep I was in the barn with them and bottle fed them. The thanks I got from the little one was headbutted because I took the milk and he thought He wanted more. It hurts!!  :hehe: Castrated and Dehorned is in thier near future. LOL!! Not forgetting these are bull calfs.  :icon_eek:
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Re: New additions to the farm!
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2007, 07:10:52 PM »
I know when I bottle fed it was 3 times or more a day and then it went down to almost 1 a day after they hit the 3 1/2 mths old and then they started eating creep feed. If they are that young dont they need to eat more than 2 times a day of have more bottles? I would also give them a electrolyte bottle to if it gets warm. Good luck, I would only castrate them as they will not be needing the horns and thats a expence i wouldnt want to do as its messy with cattle, and alot of work, not like with goats.  Hope you dont have to feed them Deanna or you cant eat them...  :hehe:
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Re: New additions to the farm!
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2007, 01:17:23 PM »
Well we named the calf's LOL!!! Friends of ours are going half's on raising these two and Tracy and I decided on naming them Sean and Tracy's boyfriend John.  :smily961:  That is so we do not get attached.  :smily961:  :hehe: John has developed Ecoli I have been giving them Terramycin in there milk. His poo smells so bad and is yellow and really runny.  :icon_sad: At the farm I work they have been having problems with the calf's the past week. We figured by getting them soon after they were born they would not have this problem. Well we were wrong!!  If anyone has any suggestions on how to help it would be really appreciated. They are getting fed twice a day Sean gets 2 1/2 pints and John gets 2 pints They get electrolites in there evening milk and also terramycin.
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Re: New additions to the farm!
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2007, 02:55:23 PM »
I'll bet the ecoli is coming from the water you use or from the replacer. Try boiling their water for a few days, and use only that while you treat. Lots of time dairys will have ecoli in the well, from it leaching through the soil.
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Re: New additions to the farm!
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2007, 04:48:09 PM »
Thanks Nic I will try the boiling of the water. I have them on half cows milk and half Milk replacer (Calf manna) Both are active and taking their bottle. Just the awful smelly Poop.
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