Saturday, February 1, 2014

part 2 with #239

We saw #239 calve the other day. 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 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!

Today's sunrise.

Walking mama and baby out. Curious heifers watching.

Looking good. Such a rewarding time to see mama and baby bonded.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. This is very interesting and informative as usual, you take such careful care of new mama and calf. But then when i decided to comment all I could think about was rib-eye, nice juice - tender bib eye. Guess I'll settle for one of MB's oatmeal cookies since it's late and leave the rib-eye dream for another day. Take Care, Bob

  2. Great story with the early life of the new calf. It's amazing what technology can do these days. You know what the inside o the bull is like and hopefully that is passed on.

  3. lots of hard work, but very satisfying to see the end results.

  4. What a life to live! Nothing like a calf...

  5. I love the sunrise photo over the snow. We have had a population boom in our heifer lot, too. It's fun to see the babies running around.

  6. Glad to hear the babies are doing good. They are so adorable when they are little! I love your sunrise!

  7. I love watching the new one bond with its Momma. They are so adorable and so sweet and trusting. You look like you are having winter are we.

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  8. Nice follow up. I see you have a bit of snow on the ground. Brrrr. Nice Sunrise. Sunny but cold day today. Good to see Mama and little sis doing well. MB

  9. Wow, what a touching experience. Baby calf is so darling. I'm glad things are going good!

  10. Oh I LOVE that everything is going just the way it is supposed to nothing better than that. So cute. hug B


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