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twizzel

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Re: Cow in calf
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2021, 11:41:49 am »
Essentially she should have been advertised as run with bull between X dates, rather than in calf.

SallyintNorth

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Re: Cow in calf
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2021, 12:52:37 pm »
In the North of England there is a difference in price between "running with bull" and "in calf".  If the seller said the latter but it turns out it was the former, it would certainly be worth asking for a bit of a refund on good faith.
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Bramham Wiltshire Horns

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Re: Cow in calf
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2021, 12:53:00 pm »
Could you get the cow pregnancy tested either way and if in calf albeit september you haven't lost out, if not and you pursue Compensation add the cost of scanning on.

i think the wording is crucial if it says in "calf due any day" then its a bit misleading and you have put the trust in the farmer who has potentially taken the piss and other people need to avoiid been mislead by them again.

hope you get it sorted

in a time when farmers are being battered from pillow to post, i think we should be looking out for each other!
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landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Cow in calf
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2021, 04:09:30 pm »
I'm presuming this is your first venture into cattle? As it would normally be very obvious by the swollen udder and vulva if a cow was actually due any day. It would therefore possibly seem to be a deliberate attempt at deception and highly unlikely you'll get any compensation without a load of hassle. It would even be very difficult to quantify how much compensation (if any) you were owed as the vendor could say, with it being a job lot, that she hadn't charged any extra for the unverified pregnancy of your cow. Some things have to be put down to experience. I would move on and get the cow bulled as soon as possible, to cut your losses.
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Rosemary

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Re: Cow in calf
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2021, 04:18:56 pm »
In the North of England there is a difference in price between "running with bull" and "in calf".  If the seller said the latter but it turns out it was the former, it would certainly be worth asking for a bit of a refund on good faith.
Not just in the North of England; and nothing is a guarantee. Cows slip calves so even a cow PD'd in calf may not actually produce one.

Backinwellies

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Re: Cow in calf
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2021, 07:18:05 am »
I think you need to put this down to experience and move on.    The seller is abviously pulling a fast one by suggesting she might be in calf due Sept too.... not worth the fight.

Enjoy your cows and look forward to calves next yr.
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PipKelpy

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Re: Cow in calf
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2021, 01:17:48 pm »

Enjoy your cows and look forward to calves next yr.

Next year is a long wait...... It was me last year and when I'm brave enough to get the vet out, hopefully it will be me in December!

Bloody animals!!! Moddycoddled and spoilt and still drive me nuts!
Halter train the cattle to keep them quiet but watch your back when they come a'bulling! Give them all names even those you plan to eat. Always be calm. Most importantly, invest in wellies with steel toe caps and be prepared for the clever cow who knows where the toe caps end!!

 

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