Monday, September 8, 2014

The Spare

Our fall cows have started calving and one had a set of twins today.   J said she barely raised one last year so he didn't want to risk leaving her with the twins.  So this evening he took one away and brought it to the house.  
 So that means twice a day to the barn with a bottle.
 She nursed the cow some but we still gave her some Colostrix (store bought colostrum) for this first feeding.
Her twin was a bull calf so doesn't look like we would be able to keep her for a heifer so I better not get too attached.  But she is a pretty thing.  Looks like we have a spare in case someone loses a calf.


CDH said...

Awwwwwe. She is sweet looking.
A free Martin. I wonder if that happens with any other creature in the animal kingdom.

fernvalley01 said...

A pail bunter, yippee... NOT! hope she grows up well for you

Rose said...

It has been a lifetime since I bottle fed a calf. Not that we had a lot of cattle...just 6-10 head at any time. But sometimes my mom and dad bought a calf from a dairy farm I think and we would raise them...only we had a bucket with a big nipple. then Hubby and I moved down there and raised a couple on a bottle like this.

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