I have been waiting patiently for my calves to start.
First thing at the farm this morning, new baby!! Yeah! Out of #601.... Ok, I would of bet the farm, this girl was not due any day, if at all, she was really dragged down last fall by her calf, which was great btw. Let alone, she did not show any signs of impending birth. I had at least a half dozen picked out to start at any time. But ok, all's well that ends well.
#601, still looks on the scrawny side, and I was concerned about her having enough milk, as her bag, looks a lot to be desired, but I'm thinking she may come into more milk.... wait and see approach.
Tonight hubby calls that 007 has a water bag hanging out of her for the last 1/2 hour. I told him no worry's call me back when he sees feet, 5 min's later her calls and says feet are there, we talk she spits out the calf, he says it's dead.
I make him get off the phone and see what he can do.
He calls me back 5 mins later and says - it is dead and shes having another one, she walked on down the hill.
I console him and tell him things happen.
I told to keep an eye on it, and to see if it's coming out correctly.
He calls me 5 mins later, and and says he only sees one let... "holy crap! it shot right out"
He runs down the hill, and sure enough calf is dead.
On this mornings check, she was one I was watching but no signs of labor.
Ok, now 007 has claimed 601's calf immediately after hubby dragged off her twins.
Now, I am not opposed to this as 007 is in way better condition and milk than 601.
Opinions? BTW if had to ship one of these cows I would take the 9 yr old over the 3yr old hands down.
Even if your voice shakes - speak your mind!