2021 - Volume #45, Issue #3, Page #37[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Convincing A Cow To Adopt A CalfI enjoyed reading the article in your last issue on convincing a cow to adopt a calf, if her own calf dies at birth. Back when I had stock cows I came up with an easier way.
I would put the cow inside a pen and then pour a little vanilla extract down her nostrils and into her mouth. Then I used a rag to smear vanilla extract on the calf. All the cow could smell and taste was vanilla extract.
Any time I tried this idea it always worked - the cow immediately adopted the calf as her own. (Charles Kunau, 32909 320th St., Bellevue, Iowa 52031 ph 563 542-4214; email@example.com)
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