well, no more sightings of the 2 big cats, which is nice.. however I did have to eliminate a coyote today..
Heifer who had the huge calf is doing well, though she's starting to shy away from me when I hold a needle, her calf is doing great, running and playing as he should be
we had 4 over the course of the week, nothing eventful, however my milkable cow, or "Horse" as she's known around here, had her calf, and, as usual, he's 20% heavier than the next heaviest guy at 140 lbs... this time she was nice enough to do it in the daytime while I was watching... I gotta say she's got the trick down pat, she squirms and stretches at regular intervals, then pushes well.. Once she laid down and really got down to business, it was all over in 5 minutes.. I have it on video too, but it's too big to post for now until I edit it...
Here he is at 2 days old
Him and Mommy
And here's the heifer with her 125 lb'er
Here's Caddy, the one I mentioned did it picture perfect last week... i'm considering this heifer as a replacement, I regretted nutting her 2 brothers, they were so nice.. we'll see come fall time
This is Yanka, with her calf Vega, I *might* keep her, depending on how she fills out, Mother has a good udder, disposition, milk and hooves
This is another that I will most likely keep, she looks like she'll do really well, and her mother is great too.. (though maybe a bit tall for many people's tastes.. Frame 7ish)
Another heifer that is an optional replacement, but I'm definitely waiting til fall to make up my mind she's the first calf of this cow.. She's the one who's mother I was clipping udder hair half an hour after she calved... she's nice so far.
And this one my dad will make me keep.. I'll say she's a beauty, but her mother is awful despite she has a lot of milk, she has an awful udder, mediocre disposition, and bad hooves.. though I think the calf will have a good nature... Can't see her well, but her mother's eating at the manger
And this one.. well.. all the same problems as the previous, but looks nice, and probably will in the fall too... I'm just worried about how they look at 6 years old...
Where my old man and I differ is that I'd sacrifice some productivity for cows that get old and produce.... But that's material for some other thread.
Last, because it doesn't exactly belong here.. Yearling heifer butts
Is that enough for now?