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Re: Another twin calf
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2018, 11:20:53 AM »
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Re: Another twin calf
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2018, 07:48:58 PM »
It's always good to hear good news like this.
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Re: Another twin calf
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2018, 06:25:25 PM »
 Well, we had to deliver a calf (deceased) today for the first time in a couple of years. We used to have to do that several times each season (with good results) but since we are using selected bulls with low birthweight scores, it is a rarity  now out of over 150 calves born.
This was a huge calf though and weighed over 90 lbs from a first time heifer- and to top it off, one leg was turned back. Bil was here today so he was able to get the leg rightly positioned. very hard  and tough to do  because room " in there" was so very tight. After realizing the calf was lost, we just tried to help the cow get it out  ...we tried for 2 hours from ( start to finish) and were exhausted but had to try first without the  ratcheting jack  .  We prefer to deliver the normal way using human strength to pull with but this was to no avail so I had to find the calf delivery  jack in the tack room - that was the only way it was going to come out. (bil also had to make a little bigger opening surgically.)  Finally the calf came out and the cow will be ok  in a few days. Very tiring day - We didn't know it was going to be a high of 37 - thought the 40's.. tomorrow it is a high of 36 .. wow.. good bye tomatoes - low of 24 tomorrow :(  ... fed and tagged new calves this afternoon like everyday  - extra feed when this cold- for a high any ways.

edit example of calf puller here:  www.pbsanimalhealth.com/products/ratchet-style-calf-puller
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