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KatG    Posted 09-02-2004 at 12:40:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We are new at this raising cows...My Jersey cow is due to calf the 15th of this month...She has been laying around alot...seems to be feeling okay and is eating like a cow..(excuse thepun..lol.)..MAtt says she is lowing often...reckon she in in labor..What should I be alooking for when I will know the time is near??...Thanks..KAtG


KatG    Posted 09-02-2004 at 18:18:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank ya'll for all the info...those websites helped a great deal...The calf was really kicking and moving around this afternoon...it had never been as active as it was this afternoon..We are sure hoping for a heifer..but if it is just okay and Ms. Ellie makes it through fine will be wonderful ...Our animals are like a part of our family,,Thanks again...KAtG


Donna from Mo    Posted 09-02-2004 at 14:04:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kat, when labor starts, you'll see the cow get up and down often, and stand with arched back as though urinating. She'll get up and smell around in the area where she was lying. They are usually pretty quiet (no mooing) until birth is really close at hand; then they'll "low"... a very quiet sort of sound that they don't make any other time, except to call the calf after it's born. Usually a cow will get as far away from other animals, and people too, as she can, at calving time. I used to think a cow wouldn't chew cud when she was in labor, but after watching many Jerseys give birth, I know different: I've seen them chew cud between birth pains when the calf's feet were showing!


mojo    Posted 09-02-2004 at 12:46:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used to look for enlarged teets about 12-18 hours before, and swelling in the *delivery region* a few hours before birth.
Good luck!


KatG    Posted 09-02-2004 at 12:57:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do they make noises and carry on??? How big will the delivery region swell??? Thanks...KAtG


mojo    Posted 09-02-2004 at 15:45:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry I didn't get back to you. If there are any questions after looking at the sites, don't hesitate to ask.


Len....NY    Posted 09-02-2004 at 14:16:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
KatG,Good luck on your impending delivery.


Go to ..Dee in mid MO    Posted 09-02-2004 at 14:25:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
this link that may help you:


pics ... Dee    Posted 09-02-2004 at 14:30:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
hopefully helpful link:


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