- Feb 14, 2015
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I Thought this year I was gonna get a live calf from all of my heifers. I usually only keep the best 4 or 5 every year. Had 5 of the 2016 bunch and 4 of them all calved unassisted. Saw last one yesterday about 5 of to herself circling . Went and checked and no mucuses loose but not as much as expected and bag full. I gave her a couple hours and found her in woods with a big dead calf . She cleaned him so no idea what happened. I called the dairy this morning and she had one heifer calf that was born yesterday morning. I skint the dead calf went and got heifer and tied hide on. Put them together this afternoon. She immediately went to licking it . Sniff the hide and moo then sniff the head . Back and forth back and forth. Calf got up and followed her around but didn't try to nurse yet. She's standing over her now just looking at her. Maybe it takes.