Sunday, 11 August 2013

The calving has begun!

Yes, the cow did calve 3 days after John's pronouncement! I was heading down the driveway on Thursday afternoon after school and here was our lovely new calf - the first one for the season. Also the first from our newest bull. Our old one was retired almost 2 years ago as we wanted to continue breeding with some of his calves.


It was a relief to see this sweet little girl up and around - this cow lost her first calf last year. She's a small calf, though every time we see her she is drinking away - so hopefully will put on condition and size fast.

Here she is a few days later:

 
We had another new arrival last week - these photos taken right after all the action - the calf was still a bit stunned. And wet. And steamy.