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Old Posts She’s all mine!
Yikes, now what? Share your flair for all things cow—lend an ear, sound off, wax eloquent, moo if you want to. You have our permission to have a cow about it, okay? For those who are still dreaming about a cow of their own, tell us how you found yours.
83 1336 Mar 13 2018
03:32:56 AM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
Old Posts Cut the Cow-Speak
“What does polled mean?” How about phrases like “She threw a white-faced calf?” Or “Does a cow have to get pregnant in order to give milk?” “What’s a heifer?” “What’s the difference between hay and straw?” “What’s a steer?” Ask it HERE! Freshen, strip, dip. There ain’t no such thing as a stupid question.
8 107 Apr 12 2017
7:46:08 PM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
Old Posts Housing
From stanchions to milking parlors to feed bunks to fences, what’s necessary and what’s pie in the sky?
24 474 Sep 03 2018
10:03:23 AM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
Old Posts Pasture Perfect
Pasture management has its ups and downs. Share your successes (and your failures—don’t be shy now). The grass is often greener when a neighbor lends a hand.
14 170 Oct 09 2017
10:01:57 PM
by: Boots&Flipflops Jump to Last Post
Old Posts Pasture-fed vs. Grain-fed
What’s your take on the grass-fed movement? Doable? Desirable?
7 147 Dec 22 2017
10:02:49 AM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
Old Posts Mineral Supplements
How important are they? Very. And to make things more difficult, mineral requirements vary from locale to locale. What’s lacking in your area? How do you supply the right mix of minerals?
11 97 Mar 06 2019
08:19:16 AM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
Old Posts Breeding
How does one choose between artificial insemination (AI) and a live bull? How often does a cow need to get pregnant in order to keep a supply of milk? Can I force her to go into heat with an injection? At what age is a bull old enough to be a bull?
23 405 Nov 03 2018
2:54:25 PM
by: txbikergirl Jump to Last Post
Old Posts Inbreeding
Not everyone thinks inbreeding is a bad thing. Notable universities promote it as “line breeding” for purposes of breed integrity and selection. What’s your take on it?
3 29 Oct 22 2015
7:30:56 PM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
New Posts Birth and Delivery
At what age can my cow get pregnant for the first time? How long is a cow pregnancy? When a cow delivers, am I supposed to assist? What do I do if my cow’s delivery goes south on me?
40 614 Apr 15 2019
11:47:44 AM
by: hugho Jump to Last Post
Old Posts Calf Health
From bottle feeding to nursing to vaccines and disinfecting the umbilical cord, what's necessary and what can be expected when bovine bouncing baby arrives?
17 162 Jun 15 2018
4:55:51 PM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
Old Posts Pest Control
We hate meeses to pieces, but they’re a fact of life. Share your rodent and fly control protocol.
5 45 Jul 18 2017
1:37:39 PM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
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