Saturday, March 30, 2013

First calf

Our first calf was born tonight!  A red and white Holstein that we purchased last year from another farm had her first calf.  She had a big red and white bull. 

Kris pulled it - he said he probably wouldn't have had to do it - but it was late and already dark.  He didn't want to leave her in the field overnight if she had problems, and the calf's head was already out.   

Our neighbor was trying to watch the birth earlier in the night but was thwarted by 1) the dark and 2) all the curious cows coming to see her, blocking her view of the laboring one. 

First of over 400 births to come this spring!  Or, I could say ... 1/400th done!

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