Remember the barren heifer that we questioned as either being "fat or finished"? Well, she was pregnant! Fooled me because she was not bagging up at all but she delivered a healthy bull- #80 on 8/15/16.
When is the last time you saw a bovine family picture- mom, dad, and baby? They are even posing!
Have been watching #26 for weeks. She was obviously pregnant. She didn't calve last year but the year before successfully delivered and raised twins. She has to have produced a dozen calves. A good mother. Calf is a jet black heifer with tag #79.
#22 with three month old heifer #68 are a demonstration of what happens when you combine good pasture, management, and genetics. This calf is twice the weight I would have seen in my calf crop 30 years ago. A year from now this calf will breed at close to 1000 pounds.
If I went by the books I have more cows per acre than should be sustainable but in most places the grass is still outgrowing the cows. In places it is going to seed.
The driveway to the farm is almost hidden so we solved that problem by planting a 24 foot carrot at the entrance. You can learn more about Wolverine Farm at www.wolverinefarm.com
Three Generations- 1987
Four Generations- 1999
The Ralph and Maxine progeny have evolved into a family with international roots that include Korea, Scotland, and India. In like fashion, the products of Wolverine Farm have expanded from potatoes and dairy to carrots, beef, eggs, berries and a broad spectrum of products. It has morphed from a sole proprietorship to an umbrella that covers a variety of businesses that market directly, through farmer's markets, and through commercial outlets.