A little extra feed is all it would be. Cattle would be way more stressed/unsettled if it was wet.
We keep weaned calves in barn. All other cattle( cows, breeding heifers, herd bull, nursing calves) spend winter outside. Have been doing that for ~6 years. Had much colder winters, with temperature lower than -25 for a week or longer, sometimes lower than -30. Cows get as much hay as they want. They usually spend more time in the shed if weather is bad, like snow storm, wet snow, or very strong wind. Had no health problems so far. Cows loose abit of condition during winter if they have a calf by their side, but they put on weight quickly once grazing season starts.
I think I was wrong when I said that the scheme was run by the IHFA. It was probably run by the various Milk Boards around the country.
LDT - Leading Star (100% FR/HO) I presume is related to Starbuck (HHK) in his back breeding.
I said I'd be nice to them with the snow coming the yellow heifer and black bull to the right of her were both reared by one black whitehead cow.
They are in super condition although l'd say you carry something on your back every time you come in the gate and you probably go back to jeep a second time!??
How's the weanling with the sore on his shoulder. Did you find out what caused the wound?
2 bags up on the shoulder, no going back for a second trip
I haven't a clue what caused it, cleaned around it and it looks to be closing up. He's none the worse for wear after it anyway.
Have one here with an abscess. She's not limping with it and foddering away. Will it drain itself?
Had one get one onfront shoulder during summer. It went down by itself.
It can be a bruise either like what you'd get yourself from a hurt.
Could be congealed blood in that lump and it gets reabsorbed back into the body,
I had one that haday a lump on its side. Left it in the crush for about an hour and the rubbing off the bar massaged it down and for the fluid to get absorbed
Yes and you are probably right Rangler1. Looking online and sure you know yourself worse thing you could do as be making thing out to be worse than it really is! Sure first I went oh sh*t was she in calf and throwing it!
I have it spotted now and will observe closely. Probably if twas septic she would be off form, which she is not. Only for I went into back of pen I wouldn't have it spotted at all.
If the vet here sees those he'd normally Lance it under local anesthetic to make sure everything comes out. But he would also give a course of antibiotics as well. Have had a few and they may break out or go away. If not bothering the animal would leave it for a bit and see if it gets better or worse first
A few more weanling heifers.