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  1. Paw

    Paw Well-Known Member

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    Smoke and CO₂ aren't the same thing. Nobody said it was CO₂.

    I'd say if it's drying wood there would be a fair amount of steam mixed in it.
     
  2. Paw

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    Was talking with a chap from N. Yorkshire yesterday, he said he'd lost a handful to pneumonia these last few weeks.
     
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    We would have had a pretty strict dosing regime for weanlings all summer long. They were dosed on housing and then weaned a week later and then had the pneumonia problem. We dosed again last weekend and on Monday we had 2 that had to get a shot of nuflor as they were gone off feed. Lung worm. Dosing and killing it really weakened their respiratory system. I thought that the dry summer would have meant less lung worm but it appears that we were majority impacted with it .
     
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    Could ibr be a problem.
     
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    It is in the spring and early summer up until the calves are about three months old that we get pneumonia.After that I never see it. Lost two calves this year. It can be a right curse,the amount of time you’d spend checking them for it can be huge .Most of them respond well to Nuflor but an odd one will not respond to anything. I find if you see the eyes running its a good way of detecting them when there are no other symptoms appearent.
     
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    Do many vaccinate, doing the few here last year and this and so far find it brilliant. In fairness most years hadn't major issues anyway but an odd year it would and between vet and medicines vac isn't much more costly. My fear always was being away for a few days and whoever's feeding might miss the early stages of an outbreak.
     
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    I vaccinated for a few years and found it more or less useless.One year I spent approx €30 per cow and calf,including Rotovacc.
     
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    That raised a smile about a real local gentleman sadly no longer with us.

    Neighbour used to pick up silage for him. At dinnertime the van would appear to bring him back to the yard.

    Going down the lane, there'd often be a bunch of 600-700 kgs suckler type stock. My neighbour would turn to him, 'they are Lovely bunch of cattle ready for the factory, P would turn to him and say 'they are only suck calves!" And dead serious too :laugh:
     
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    Sorry to have hit a nerve lad
     
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    Not your fault at all, sorry I was short, having a bad day yesterday.
    The drainage job is running into problems, my cousin, who I rent land off, had a fall, did in my back helping him up and a machinery salesman annoyed the f**k out of me, wouldn't take no for an answer and killed telling me I was stupid.
     
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  11. marco

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    Regards the pneumonia, we had some last year where the calves were allowed into a shed after weaning. This year the cows were in and the calves weaned the other side of the gate but outdoors. Even with the bad weather we didn't have any problems with them, they had access to grass meal and silage. Lesson learned for next year. Never wean straight into a shed
     
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    We weaned the second half of the spring born weanlings with weaning paddles while they were out on grass. 3 days on grass together, 1 day in the shed together and then the calves put into the next pen. There wasn't a noise out of them!
     
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    Last of this season or first of the next? Whatever it is, it was a surprise to me. Mum was scanned not in calf last march and had been fattened all summer. Only held on to her because I hoped factory prices might rise. I guess she'll get another year.

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    Any bother with her calving mucky given you were fattening her too!
     
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    Thats the danger, but she had calved on her own. The calf is off my own stock bull which has very good calving %. I only have 1 calf off him yet so hopefully it says good things for him.
     
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    Feeding a few here,was hoping to off load by Christmas but prices wouldn't allow so will hold onto them for another while 20181231_132904.jpg 20181231_132839.jpg
     
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    We are pushing to feed as little meal as possible to weanlings this winter. These lads see grass for 9 hours a day and then go back to their mothers to suck. Other years we did this from late February on but this year they have been getting out by day since they were housed at the end of November. We have never had autumn born weanlings do so well. This is the ground that we drained with the Connacht agri pipes. It is pretty dry.

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    This is my cow that was tested for johnes. She has been doing well for the last month. She is getting a small bit of meal and minerals daily.

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    she still looks a bit loose but getting over it

    young lads look well:Thumbp2:
     
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    Poor thing was just skin and bone. In my eyes she has made a remarkable recovery.
     
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    A small bit of meal :laugh::laugh:, Looks Like a good bucketful!

    Is she incalf?
     
  24. muckymanor

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    Half a small bucket. 3 to 4 kg. She is not in calf thankfully.
     
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    Buckets are bigger in the whest:lol: when we say bucket here its a lick bucket. Is yours an oil drum?
     

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