Short video of calf being born

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all4ahorse

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Wanted to share a couple photos and a video from two calves born this past August. My favorite breed is a polled Hereford and Angus coming in 2nd. We have a small herd of 12 beef cattle, (5) of those are our mama cows and 2 Hereford heifers in the process of being bred. The rest range in age from 2 mos to 17 mos. We always hope to be home when our mama cows go in to labor so that we can keep an eye on them, especially the 1st timers. We had an Angus x Limousine cow, bred to a registered polled Hereford, have her 1st calf mid August and she did great, a beautiful heifer. I got out to the pasture in time to video the calf being born. You can view the short video here http://www.allforahorse.com/MOV01193.MPG If it doesn't play by clicking, try saving to your desktop and playing from there. Also attaching photos of those 2 calves bron in August. The Hereford bull calf was huge! He looked like he was at least month old at just 2 weeks of age. He came out to greet the new heifer a couple hours after she arrived.

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Thanks to the little bull calf for knocking our cross-fence down in the background :lol2:
 

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Both of the calves look pretty big. Bigger than I like to see. But at least they are alive. How long did the cow lay there after giving birth? I am just curious because whether its a heifer just calving or a mature cow mine are up and on their feet as soon as that baby hits the ground and have it licked off and up and nursing in no time.
 
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She was up immediately as soon as I stopped recording. Took her a little bit of time to begin cleaning the calf, we've found that our 1st time calvers don't take right to that task. The heifer was actually quite normal size, bull calf is the largest we've ever had.
 

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all4ahorse":954pswmt said:
She was up immediately as soon as I stopped recording. Took her a little bit of time to begin cleaning the calf, we've found that our 1st time calvers don't take right to that task. The heifer was actually quite normal size, bull calf is the largest we've ever had.


That is great to know she got right up.
 

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