Spring calving is almost over

We only have three cows left to calve this winter/spring and I wanted to share some adorable pictures of this years crop.  This years calves probably have the blackest coats and most prevalent markings of any we’ve raised.  They are all about the same size and very playful and curious!

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George, the orphan.  He takes a bottle about once a day and the rest of the times sneaks up behind an unsuspecting mama that doesn't realize two are nursing.  Of course, being behind a cow nursing leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to a nice clean coat.

George, the orphan. He takes a bottle about once a day and the rest of the times sneaks up behind an unsuspecting mama that doesn’t realize two are nursing. Of course, being behind a cow nursing leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to a nice clean coat.

Butterfly is her name.  Can you see it on her forehead?  She was born last week and we had another little one this weekend.

Butterfly is her name. Can you see it on her forehead? She was born last week and we had another little one this weekend.

Jumper and Butterfly

Jumper and Butterfly

IMG_0038I was interrupting her lunch and Mom was watching me very warily with a camera in my hands.

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Piggy and a friend

Piggy and a friend

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They all are about the same size except for the last three and they all run and play scaring their moms to death.  These last three pics are of the ladies that haven’t blessed us yet with their youngster and they have about two weeks left to finish out the herd.

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3 responses to “Spring calving is almost over

  1. Good looking calves! I always enjoy spring and the new babies!
    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife@wordpress.com

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    • Me too! I went for a walk around campus earlier and the duck pond on campus has so many mallard ducks and Canadian geese. There were five different hens with nine babies each and one hen with five. They could have only been a few days old because they were so small but scuttling around everywhere. I wanted to put them in my pockets and bring them home.

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  2. Colin Huggins

    Fascinating colouration of the calves! Photo #7 appears to be a charolais cow with a baldy faced black calf! Do you use artificial insemination technology??
    Certainly all calves look bright and healthy and a plentiful supply of good green pastures.
    At what stage do you wean the calves, castrate the bull calves and then separate the heifers from the steers?
    ( My painful toe is causing me to ask all these questions – takes my mind temporarily off the throbs ( ha ha!)

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