Part #2 of 2
I went to go get a snack and drink and came back and she had wondered off!
I was hoping that was good!
Hoping she was settling down, away from the her to finish her labor process!
After an hour passed..no hooves or anything showing, I began to get a little worried. Because this isn't her first calf.
We walked her down to the barn, with a bucket of feed.. slow and steady.
Got her in the catch and began checking positions of calf and seeing if we could help or what was going on!
The hooves were in the right position (front legs), but something wasn't right. The calf's head was positioned down between the legs.
The calf was also a big calf!
We tried to work as fast as we could with momma to get calf out in timely manner but the position of calf wasn't easy to work with, and we were to late.
Unfortunately the bull calf didn't make it through the labor process, sad but it happens..
After getting the calf our we checked to make sure another calf wasn't in there and then gave the momma some antibiotics and cleaned her up a bit to prevent infection and washed up ourselves!
When situations happen like this especially after loosing the calf you just hope you did everything you could to help!
Thinking that if we hadn't of got her down to the barn and got the calf out, since she couldn't on her own, they both might not have made it!
We've kept her inside the barn for tonight to keep a close eye on her! Gonna check on her in the morning!
Hey, it's me again Catlin. Just wanted to give you a little more detail about what my plan is for " A Growers Granddaughters" blog. My intention is to keep you up to date on my life adventures in agriculture such as research projects, a little gardening, and my grandads farm,Lively H, which inspired me to pursue a career in agriculture. This blog is not only for you to read but also see all the behind the scenes on the farm, and educate you more on agriculture topics. If you have any questions, please comment, or email me, If there is a topic in agriculture you are unsure about, shoot me and email.