When Will She Calve?


I have been asked a few times, “how do you know when a cow is going to calve?” By now, “I just know.” In reality, there is a whole cascade of events that lead up to parturition in cattle. I remember as a kid we had a crazy red cow behind the house that my dad kept waiting for her to calve. I would walk out to the pasture with him to look for a new calf. After a few days of this, I told my dad she would have her calf that night and sure enough, she did. I believe that is the first time I remember paying attention to the signs of calving.

Other than a calf lying beside the cow, how do I know parturition (calving) will happen soon?

Read the entire post here!

Remember, I am writing on my AgWeb.com blog, Ranch Ruminations, twice a week. Visit that page to read more about this post!

Advertisements

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s