Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

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Speaking of Limos.. how much limo do you think this one has?
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With this one here, she was pretty skittish (she's 1/4 Limo), and finally I found the key to her heart.. She loves sucking on my thumb.. She isn't quite the build I want so she probably won't make the replacement heifer pen, but she should make someone a pretty trouble-free cow otherwise.. I have someone that wants a bunch of heifers and steers, maybe I can fill part of that order
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Here’s my miss June bottle baby. Just over 4 months old and just weaned. They have 24/7 green grass. Makes for messy rear ends but some happy calves! The best part is my brother lives next-door and for fun I lead her over to say hi on his outdoor patio.
 

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Lil grass pickers!
Been re-doing fence past several days on my south acre or so. Couple new H-braces. Tight tight fence. The new baby calf pasture!
No more pen for these lil fookers. I know they are happy to roam a bit and have some spring grass. 😊😊😊😊

Best lil electric fence testers u can buy too! Not only do they give u a visual indication that the fence is working, but usually an audible indicator too. 🤣😂🤣😂

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I got lil Midnight fed this evening and Bessie was still eating her dinner....
Have a lil tug on ol Bessie, kid!
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And dad gum those ribs of hers drive me nuts!! Ain't from lack of something to eat, I promise u that!
You will never "get rid of those ribs"; just a good sign that she has a good dairy background. Stupid last person letting her get like she was is a definite plus for you.
 
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You will never "get rid of those ribs"; just a good sign that she has a good dairy background. Stupid last person letting her get like she was is a definite plus for you.
She sure is doing a great job!
I cant believe how long it's been since putting them all together. I've been looking at past pictures and comparing her with the herd. She has dang sure come right along!
I keep thinking she just dont have enough milk for the 3 but they just keep right on a growing and being happy bouncy calves. Picking grass with the best of em too.
 

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She looks great! Bred? Clearly, I'm not the best judge. Had 2 this year I was pretty sure were open. One surprised me with a 38 lb. (full term) calf and had the other one preg checked yesterday. Yup, there's a calf in her. Have her due on the 29th so we'll see . . . .
 
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Here's the other 3.
Lil Annie somehow gave Midnight her ringworm. 🙄
Annie just ain't growing that great. Shes got a few months on these other 2.
I think Sunshine is taller, even tho shes much younger. And Midnight is catching up fast.
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We are still playing with halters. They got Stop figured out when ya tug. Getting them to lead will take a lil time. May need to borrow a donkey.... lol
Nah! We will get there.
 

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They're not spoiled are they????:LOL: Was Annie the twin you got from a neighbor???? I can't keep track. And you know, even though they are heifers, you don't HAFTA keep them all.... but it is hard when you get attached....
 
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Twin went on Bessie.
Annie is lil orphan. My tan heifer that prolapsed and didn't make it. I'm the only mother she knows.... lol
Midnight I bought for a neighbor that changed their mind after I bought her.
Well.... may as well buy another now, so I bought Sunshine. The yellow white face. She really doesnt need milk. But I've been feeding her with Midnight.
 
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Rotten rotten rotten! 🤠
Sunshine, Midnight, Annie
Annie has shot up there a bit on the lovely grass and grain. It's a race to the finish!
One is bigger, then the other.. lmao
Gonna have to fix Sunshines head this fall.
Dont want any horns. Weather I keep her or not.
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Sunshine and Annie went off to their new homes/owners Sunday.
So now I'm down to Midnight.
With the 3 mamas that dont seem to mind 2 calves nursing randomly, I'm considering turning her out with the herd. Shes down to one bottle a day for a couple weeks now. Eats grass good. And grain daily.

Something to ponder for a day or 3...

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Idk what I'm thinking. It's time to track down another one so Midnight has a new friend!!
Hahahahahaha!!!! Its a sickness. 🤠
 

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