Saturday, April 16, 2011

Second Spare

We had a set of twins this morning.  The cow took the heifer but not the bull calf.
 In the pouring rain J had to bring the calf to the barn.  Emma was there to help clean things off.
 Next came the Colostrix.  It may not be quite as good as the real thing, but it's much more convenient.
 The calf is pretty vigorous and nursed the whole bottle.
Our first spare was born 5 weeks ago and is now eating grain along with 2 bottles a day.  The first cow that calved had twins and we have been keeping him in case a cow lost a calf then we could graft it on.  But so far after 90 cows calving we have been blessed to not need the spare yet.  I remember one year however, when we lost the last 3, so the spares are good to have.
Kid count:  44  (triplets yesterday)

5 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

too bad. you are not closer , I could use a spare ,just lost one the other day

luckybunny said...

Good luck with the calf, I'm sure he'll do well. I haven't heard of Colostrx, is it only for cows? Wow on the kid count! lots of fun!

Alica said...

He looks like a healthy bull! I'm always amazed at how quickly they're up and around!

Mary Ann said...

Good old dog, cleaning off the calf! I hope it does well!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Good luck with him. Ya'll have a lot of critters.

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