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Miscellaneous Forums => 'round the pot-bellied stove => Topic started by: Cecil Bearden on April 08, 2018, 10:42:53 PM

Title: Twin calves
Post by: Cecil Bearden on April 08, 2018, 10:42:53 PM
Spent most of the day trying to get a cow to take one of her twins she abandoned this morning for some reason.  The second set of twins born since 11/5/17.  Must be the new Longhorn Bull.
Title: Re: Twin calves
Post by: SpencerYost on April 08, 2018, 11:41:43 PM
That’s a tough one.  I hope she is taking to it.   I once saw a goat farmer rub the twin she will take with a cloth and tie it around the neck of the kid she wouldn’t  take.   Seemed like a long shot and since I was just cruising through to handle some IT stuff for the ranch manager I never heard the outcome(they had whitetail deer breeding operation I was involved with but had some pigs and goats manly owned and handled by the farm help).

Thank goodness  twin alpaca births are exceedingly rare and I don’t have to deal with it.