We saw #239 calve the other day. http://www.ritzvilleranchlife.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-calf-is-born.html. Today we walked her and her calf out of the calving lots across the bridge to join up with the other heifers and their babies.
First we make sure mama is taking excellent care of her baby. Second is baby up and following mama? If all is well we walk them out. If they stay in the lots, sometimes the other heifers will try to steal the baby. The lots can get pretty messy, wet and muddy. Not a good environment for the new baby to be laying in. They can get sick.
Putting them out into the great wide open makes for better mama's and baby has fresh places to lay down.
There are now 15 pairs across the bridge. Everyone is doing well. Babies are eating hay right next to mama. Ya cant get any better then that!
After we did all our morning chores, we headed out to BB Cattle Company http://www.bbcattle.com/ where we buy all our bulls from. To watch them ultra sound the bulls. They measure the rib eye, intramuscular fat and the rib eye fat. Very interesting. And helped them wash bulls. What a blast!
Walking mama and baby out. Curious heifers watching.
Looking good. Such a rewarding time to see mama and baby bonded.
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