Early calving

Carolh

New Member
Our cows are calving 2-3 weeks early, the calves are definitely premature, all AI’d so dates are correct and in the absence of any disease or metabolic disorder our Vet has come up with Heat Stress. Anyone else have the same experience?
 

Cowmansam

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
All my dairy calves seem to be coming 2 or 3 weeks early service dates are right as it’s before in a I start date yet calves look full term beef ones holding to date
 

epfarms

Member
Location
somerset
All my dairy calves seem to be coming 2 or 3 weeks early service dates are right as it’s before in a I start date yet calves look full term beef ones holding to date

Ours are doing exactly the same! Calving start date was 28th July but already had 21 heifer calves on the ground by that date! Only 1 blue born even though as many due as dairy.
 

Llmmm

Member
Our cows are calving 2-3 weeks early, the calves are definitely premature, all AI’d so dates are correct and in the absence of any disease or metabolic disorder our Vet has come up with Heat Stress. Anyone else have the same experience?
Check the gestation length of the bulls u used and also the sires of your cows some bulls ive used were all 10 to 14 days before due date
 

Cowmansam

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
Ours are 6 different sires 2 breeds and all standard length I just put it down to weather had the same last year what’s annoying it was only the first lot so the later ones who I would have liked to have a bit early came bang in time
 

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