Next 2 pictures are of the same heifer calf. Born 3/29, out of OCC Legend 616L, momma is simmental... Keeper?
My overall favorite pair....calf is a heifer
Dirty first calf heifer
Im embarassed to show this picture but everyone seems to share only the good looking stuff... here is what the cows had to deal with for the last month.... Was able to get most of the cows in a pen before they calved, but had a couple born in this mess.... Have been real lucky so far, no sick animals...
The white cattle are British Whites. I have a handfull of these, all first calf heifers. I like them because they eat a heck of a lot less than my simmentals, and produce the same number of calves per cow per year. We'll see how they perform, just picked em up last fall.
The 1st picture was taken on top of a pile of topsoil that was scraped off where we are putting up a new grain bin right next to the pasture. The bin is gonna be 110' tall. Might make for some neat pictures, if I feel like climbing up there to do it....
From what I have heard temperament is a big selling point for these animals... they are said to be very docile, and calm. I havent had any experience to lead me to believe otherwise. Mine were kept close through the winter and fed hay, but never run through a handling facility (i dont have one built yet) But when they were close to calving I got them in a pen. One I was able to milk into a bottle without any kind of restraint, no halter, no headgate.... Even now out on the grass I am able to walk right up to most of them.
Texas probably has the MOST registered British White breeders in the US... you must not be looking in the right places.... http://www.britishwhite.org
Might have seen some and not known it. Could have just glanced and thought Charlois mix. I will keep my eyes open-would like to have some of those but maybe a mix since I probably wouldn't like registered prices.
We have a flat terrain corral arrangement at one of the barns which caused mud problems.We ridged it about 3 feet high and 20-30' wide allowing the water to flow to the valley portion. Greatly helped the mud problem.