Monday, April 22, 2013

Number Seven Delivers Again- 4/21/13- White Bull

My most efficient cow #7 delivered 4/21/13 a good sized white calf with black points and mottled neck and head.  He is a bull.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Dun Point Heifer has Dunn Heifer 4/19/13

This heifer had just dumped her dun colored calf of yet unknown gender on the snow.  She is the only one that lost her neck tag since just a couple of weeks ago.

Next day she was tucked down on the snow while mom went to eat carrots and seemed well.  She's definitely a girl.

Next day she was following us around while mom was gone!  The geese were flying in circles looking for bare ground and feed!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

First calf for 2013- Canadian has Black Heifer

This isn't how it is supposed to happen but the miracle here is that little heifer is alive at all.  She was born the night of the tenth of April while I was flying back from lobbying in Juneau.  It was below zero that night and there was 20 inches of new snow on the ground.  She was pretty stiff when I found her the next day but got her sucking by putting mom (Canadian by name) in the squeeze chute.  Bella (the new girl) was moved down to be bottle fed and nursed on Ade the dairy cow because mother refused to go into the chute after two times.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hooves and Tags- Spring 13?

 April 5 we got ready to run the cows through the chute for tags and hooves prior to calving.  Took about 6 hours to shovel it out.

Then on April 7 we got another 15 inches with another 17 inches predicted for the 8th.  Not the greatest calving weather!