Friday, March 13, 2015

We're on baby watch

Our small herd of six heifers spent the summer in Grassey's pasture with Baby Bull....

...who did what he was supposed to do. Bruce knew that anytime after March 1 we could have some calves so he sorted them off and they are in the luxury pen with the barn, lean-to or old hog house for shelter.

#25, the heifer on the right, is the first one to start making a bag, the first sign of impending birth.

Bruce feeds them at night, it been proven that if a cow loads up with food before going to bed, she will be unlikely to give birth until morning. 

I wonder if they have ever tried that with women? That would beat going to the hospital in the middle of the night.

They get a half scoop of yummy silage that has been fermenting under a tarp all winter, with a sprinkle of mineral for healthy babies.

WOW, close your eyes girls, here it comes.

Look at that fat tummy and the cute little udder.

"She's just a little rude, don't you think??"
After feeding his girls, Bruce stands and communes with them, that hopefully will make them feel a bit more kindly toward him if he has to start poking around in their nether regions.

Wouldn't you like to be in on this conversation?

1 comment:

  1. this would be great weather for birthing baby calves! come on, little mommas!