New heifers

We’ve sold several really old cows the past three years and lost a few to the bad winters and their age.  We’re down to about 50 cows and needed to restock to keep enough money for taxes, winter feed and other farm supplies.  Eddie and Heather went to a sale and bought six cows that were due to calve within one month and as long as four months.

New cows are adjusting well to their new surroundings and already follow Eddie around when he has a bucket.

New cows are adjusting well to their new surroundings and already follow Eddie around when he has a bucket.

We kept eight of the heifers from the 2014 fall calves.

We kept eight of the mountain heifers from the 2014 fall calves.

The heifers are weaned and living in the herd of new cows for the next couple months.

The heifers are weaned and living in the herd of new cows for the next couple months.

Fourteen replacements are a good start and we may have a few more heifers we keep from the big herd.

2 responses to “New heifers

  1. Colin Huggins

    Busy, busy busy eh?
    Plus non co-operative weather, I know
    what you and Eddie are going through.
    The new heifers look pretty good.
    Black and Red Angus Cattle should really
    thrive in your area – winters are not a problem
    with them as they are a northern European breed.
    So snow and cold winds don’t cause them so much
    discomfort, but I should think if a barn was available
    they would rush the opportunity to get inside – ha ha!

    The photos of the two poddies does show how much they have
    grown. Under the circumstances of having to foster both
    from actual birth time, you and Eddie can give yourselves
    a hearty pat on the back.

    I think the present weather we are having here – and Brisbane
    is in winter time!! – you would appreciate very much.
    Weather really is like a “Cross of Lorraine” for all to put
    up with – but a farmer has by far the harder cross to bear.
    Hoping the weather pattern will improve.

    Cheers
    Your Aussie Mate
    Colin

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