Asked in Cows and Cattle
Cows and Cattle
When does a calf start walking?
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Asked in Cattle Reproduction
How do you show a calf?
This is a task that takes patience and a lot of time, once you have your animal selected (beef calf or dairy calf), you will need to halter break it. Begin by tying the animal to a sturdy post or fence (remember to never leave your animal unattended while tied up), after about a day you can brush it or hand feed it to give the calf a reward. If you are training a beef calf begin by walking forward with the calf on the right hand side of you. Once the animal is familiar with walking forward practice setting up its feet with your show stick (you will want the front feet straight and the back foot on your side to be about 2-3 inches apart from the other one). This should take about a week to two weeks to get the animal really familiar with what to do, at this point start walking with the show halter on the calf just so it is used to the chain and leather. If you are training a dairy calf begin by walking forward with the calf this will give you more control. Once it is relatively used to walking with you, turn around and walk backwards, this is the way you will be leading at the show. The next step is to practice setting up the feet, this is the same method as with beef cattle only you are using the calf's halter. For both styles (beef and dairy) it is advised to wash your calf at least twice a week. You will need to have your calf clipped about a week before the show, hire someone that is familiar with this to do any necessary hair clipping.
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