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cattle restraint question

What is a lo tech way to restrain a tame but not halter-broke highland cow for veterinary exam of mouth/throat? We are considering use of welded cattle panels to form a "chute" but are worried that anchoring them to wooden posts will not hold an unhappy cow. Thanks.

Washington County Vermont beef cattle Posted 11 days ago

rumensin and bovitec mixed ? Toxic?

Can rumensin and bovitec be mixed n fed to cattle as well as pregnant cattle

Fillmore County Minnesota Posted 10 months ago

I recently began raising 4 beef cattle and I have 2 donkeys. I have fenced in...

I recently began raising 4 beef cattle and I have 2 donkeys. I have fenced in about 6 acres to provide what pasture grazing I can. Until recently the pasture was mostly an overgrown field and has a few trees and a patch of pine woods. I need help and direction in learning how to improve the area I have. Do I test the soil, fertilize, plant grass and grazing plants etc? Can someone come a look at the area? Any and all heip and direction is appreciated.

Portage County Ohio Posted 12 months ago

I have a steer I'm trying to finish

Hey there..
So I have been asked by a customer to Finnish a steer he purchased from me on grain.. The steer was with the herd which ate majority shrub and grass but before I separated him from the herd I had been supplementing the herd with a finer horse hay for about a month (to keep em comfortable around me and to somewhat train them on a whistle).
So I've had this steer for a week and I have essentially been giving him as much grain as he wants but have also been feeding him the same horse hay I had been supplementing with the herd..
My first questions.. His shit is runny..should it not start hardening up after he is able to digest it better? When could I expect that to happen? And is he gaining any weight in the mean time?
My father suggested at one point to keep the juices from the stomach of a Slaughtered cow and use it as somewhat of a short cut in terms of the getting the animals digestive system to handle the new feed..
So for example could after slaughtering this steer I have finished on grain could I essentially keeps some of the juices in order to help the next cow I am asked to cut from the bush put in a pen and Finnish on grain.. Would it help??
Thanks for reading my ramble and perhaps even taking the time to reply with interesting answers..

Outside United States Posted about 1 year ago

Vaccinations

Have three calfs between 2 and four months old, what vaccinations, parasite pour ons etc should I give them ?

Taylor County Texas Posted about 1 year ago

Cows struck by lightening.

Can cattle killed by lightening be eaten if harvested in a timely manner so the meat doesn't spoil?

San Patricio County Texas Posted about 1 year ago

Weaning and Feed

Dear Expert; I am weaning a group of heifers ages 7 months to 13 months. What and how much should I feed? How many times a day should I feed? They appear to have mineral deficiency as their coats are scruffy and they devour minerals when provided. Should they be allowed to eat as much mineral supplement as they wish or should the minerals be rationed? Any suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated! Sincerely, H.A.

Washington County Texas beef cattle beef cattle nutrition Posted over 1 year ago

hairless premie calf

Had a first calf heifer have a hairless, calf that was several months early...what causes this to happen is it something with the cow or is it something they eat that can cause the calf to abort early and have no hair. calf only weighed about 20-25 pounds.

Sebastian County Arkansas beef cattle Posted over 1 year ago

Texas beef 100days

I just left United supermarket here in Abilene and the beef labels say raised in Texas 100 day's, WHAT does that mean? The steaks were huge, not the size of a 3.5 mo old steer, sincerely George Adams

Taylor County Texas beef cattle Posted over 1 year ago

Hay sample question

Client brought in the attached sample asking what it is. Horses are not eating the hay. Prairie/Brome mix square ditch hay bale. Bale has a lot of brown & several pieces of the sample in it. Horses push it away & rummage through it most of bale left after overnight. One horse is drooling & other coughing w/drool/flem. No sign of foxtail

Lake County South Dakota pastures and forages wheat Posted over 1 year ago