Sunday, March 11, 2012

First Calf

Calving season has started here at 4R Ranch.  Most other farmers around here start calving in January but J has decided to go against the "herd" and calve more in sync with nature.  The weather was perfect yesterday. 
 This first calf heifer was actually about a week early.
 She had a cute heifer calf.
She probably doesn't weigh over 50 pounds but that's ok.  It just means that the heifer calved successfully on her own and has a better chance of continuing on the farm and becoming a productive cow.


fernvalley01 said...

Looking good, we like to wait till April, but if we had lovely weather like that I wouldn't mind it now

Alica said...

"Smallish" calves are nice for first calf heifers. We intentionally breed our 15 month old heifers to jerseys with that in mind...getting them off to a good start is worth it!
This one looks spunky! :)

~Allison said...


The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm glad, cause when I watch those shows and cows are having babies in the breaks my heart.

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