We raise Shorthorn mother cows
They are red and white and oh so beautiful...
Once in awhile a white calf is born:
We kept her as a replacement heifer...
A replacement heifer is a yearling calf that you keep (rather than selling it with the rest of the yearlings) and breed it to become a mother cow in your herd. Each year we keep the very best heifer calves, usually a dozen of them, to become mother cows in our herd.
Here she is as a mother cow.
She was in labor all day yesterday...
We checked on her throughout the day to see
how she was progressing.
6pm I ran home to get my camera...
when we returned, her calf
had just hit the ground
Here he is....a big Bull Calf
Calf Number 26
White Cow was bred to a Black Angus Bull
so her baby is black
CLICK BELOW to watch a video of calf 26
getting up and walking for the first time:
|Maybe next time I will record |
a live birth for you...if I have my camera ready.
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