Weaners

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by Matt NY, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. Matt NY

    Matt NY Well-Known Member

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    Do those gadgets that go into the calf's nose work? What drawbacks are there?
     
  2. myersfarm

    myersfarm Dariy Calf Raiser

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    not the one i used once it was the alum kind with the screws that tighten up on the nose and the calf i say calf it was 750 jersey angus cross sucked from behind before i could turn around i had weaned her and then like 8 months later her mom had a calf when i put them together in my catch pen to AI them both she started again.. i thought of buying the one with the sharp points but decided to sell calf thought she might tear up moms bag with that thing before she got kicked enough times to stop her john
     

  3. evermoor

    evermoor Well-Known Member

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    I have used the one that looks like a bull ring with an extra jagged metal flap. Yes it worked very well. The idea is that the girl getting sucked kicks the other every time they would try it. We leave them in until they calve or they fall out.