calving date?

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  1. caroline00

    caroline00 Well-Known Member

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    our dairy cow was bred July 29. When do we expect the new arrival, please? Thanks
     
  2. Tom McLaughlin

    Tom McLaughlin Tom

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    My gestation table says May 7..
     

  3. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    Figure nine months and three weeks from breeding and you won't be far off.

    An aside. Before he died an old timer neighbor told me when they had their sow bred he would make a notch at the base of his thumbnail. When it grew out to the end he knew she was near birthing. Old saying on a hog is: three months, three weeks, three days and 3 o'clock in the morning.
     
  4. dosthouhavemilk

    dosthouhavemilk Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We figure nine months, ten days for our Jerseys and crosses.
     
  5. NWMO

    NWMO Well-Known Member

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    I simply google calf gestation or something similar and several calving calculators come up......
     
  6. brian mcf

    brian mcf Well-Known Member

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    hey caroline tractor supply has a catalog with all your breeding dates/arrival dates,to the day.they also have a shot requirements for specific ages.its in the catalog in the beginning of the catalog.good luck. brian