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Discussion in 'Dairy Farming' started by Cows 'n grass, Jun 4, 2014.
What about you @TomB ?
Been for a ride round the farm this arvo thinking of turning out tomorrow, in Derbyshire
Will be this week sometime.
Haven't measured yet. I'm going to try to get out before the end of the week with fertilizer and plate meter.
Still less than 10 cows calved so I probably won't bother turning them out this week .
What you spreading , Nitrogen? Urea? Or..
Was the 20th April here last year, hate to tempt fate but could be on to shave a week off that if March behaves.
Been known to be crying out for rain before 10th may. 2017 was a classic example. Started raining mid may and turned into a good season, but was twitchy bum time end of April.
Are your cows out yet Valentine’s Day is soon so I have been reminded @Grazer
Only just brought them back in. Was in for 3 weeks in Dec, then got a month out from 5th Jan. Bit soft just now after 3 or 4 inches over the last week, so I'll not be rushing as normal.
Although a few more days like yesterday . . . .
Has anyone any advice on this graph? I vaccinate for bvd and ibr so they sit at 100% the one I’m wondering about is leptospirosis? I don’t vaccinate for it and it’s floating about currently at 50% does it mean anything I ask the vet but he just says vaccinate which I think il just do but would be good to see what people’s thoughts are
But you buy cows in don’t you? They could have been vaccinated before you bought them and altering the figures maybe?
You might not be able to get a vaccine for lepto at the minute @Thomas-milmain it’s in short supply and I think a manufacturer has stopped for now. I would vaccinate, should slightly reduce abortions if you have a problem. As far as I can understand you employees should appreciate it as it’s not a good thing to get splashed in your cup of tea whilst milking when one has a pee!! We vaccinate for all three and do them all together so no extra work
What bvd ibr and lepto together? Do bvd and lepto together ibr separately
Ibr at housing and BVD & Lepto at turnout.
Bvd within 2 weeks after calving, ibr autumn
This morning in fact.
Get a few more in there surely
First time cows get the start ibr and lepto and then three weeks later everything gets boosters for ibr, lepto and Bvd and wormed at the same time. Starters getting done tomorrow and booster in 3 weeks. Knock them a little but it’s only once, less handling and stress means less times milk drop due to messing them about
And what's the approx cost come in at for all 3 vaccines per cow?