Monday, February 12, 2018

Feeding Yearling Cattle...


Every morning begins with...

Feeding the Yearling Cattle



Yearling Calves

They range from 8 to 12 months in age.

They eat 600 lbs of hay every morning!




Remember these 2 guys on the right?


Yes, they are the bottle calves

we raised last spring...



This is what they looked like 9 months ago:


Orphaned twin calf number 25

and Dairy bull calf





The dairy calf gets spoiled...

he gets extra hay off the hay wagon.





These 2 guys are inseparable...





They are never apart...

even in a herd with 57 calves.





Such Devotion



Enjoy the video of feeding calves today:


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


7 comments:

Dear Faye said...

Thanks for the update on the bottle babies. Always great to have a close friend.

Susan said...

I remember seeing these two guys last year - nice to see they are doing well, and amazing they have such a great bond. Thanks for the update!

Farm Quilter said...

I am so thrilled to see the bottle babies!!! They have matured so much, but their friendship is amazing. When will you sell these yearlings? And will the bottle babies go with them? I can't imagine getting attached to them and having them end up in your freezer, but equally hard to let them go away! I really worked at not getting attached to the steers we fed up for the freezer, because I knew where they were headed. However, you have been doing this for more years than I have, so I assume you build up a barrier to them worming their way into your heart. It is a business...thankfully not my business!! I would want to keep them as pets!!!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Farm Quilters,
They will decorate our pasture. I cannot part with them. They are so sweet and gentle, they will be no trouble, they will be good company here at our place with our goat herd.
Thanks for caring about them,
LuAnn in Oregon

queenopearls said...

So fun to watch them run across the field for breakfast. :) Thanks for sharing about the two buddies, they are adorable. Clearly a lot of work and so appreciated by the crew. :)
~ Christina in SW FL

Robbie said...

I feel so attached to the 'bottle calves'...don't know how you part with them!!! Thanks for sharing a day (morning!) in your lives!

Angie said...

So glad for the update on the bottle babies. My they have grown!