How would you define a “springing cow”

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  1. Baling twine

    Baling twine Member

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    right when a lad says a cow is springing what would you take that to mean, I heard 2 lads define it differently
     
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    Mid cork Well-Known Member

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    Around here it means that she is getting close to calfing and her udder is swelling up.
     
  3. Baling twine

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    Ya that’s what I would have said but another lad describes it as the back end loosening up “springing” as she walks
     
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    jay gatsby Well-Known Member

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    No, her pins are down in that case but springing refers to her bag any time I've heard it anyway
     
  5. Baling twine

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    Sound lad
     
  6. Paw

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    Springing is the udder filling. Backend loosening is slacking off.
    Springing they can be a week off calving. Slacking off they'll be within a day.
     
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    Big Vern Well-Known Member

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    We call it uddering up round here, and the if the back end is getting loose it's known as pitched away, , the auld boys used to say she's "altered" !!
    Trouble is with older sucklers some of ours will udder up over night !!
     
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    That's true and heifers will start a fortnight off.
     
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    scoffcruddle Well-Known Member

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    “Bagging up” here
     
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