Checking the Fall Calvers

So Brother sent me out to check the fall calving herd and get them moved to the front part of the pasture so he could go ahead and move some more home. I called them and they came running. I was looking them over for signs of getting ready to calve, when I noticed one that looked like her bag had been sucked. Oh great! That means there is a calf. In the Jungle pasture. The Jungle is a little better explained here.

So now, I have to find a calf. I was very lucky today. I heard it’s tiny moo. It didnt’ sound to far away and the cow perked up and started toward the baby moo. So I headed that way too. She looked a little bothered that I was headed towards the calf. So we walked together and up at the top of the hill, where there was a gate to get them into the front part, there was a healthy little heifer calf.

I called the rest of the cows and they, being the easy going cows that they are, headed over to us. I opened the gate and they ran right through!

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911 cow and calf. Now, Brother left me 3 bales of hay at the road to coax them into the corral. So back to my truck and I headed around to the corral. I got out and noticed that they are actually heading towards me already! These old girls might be trained pretty well. I called twice and I saw the calf coming with its mother! If I could at least just get them in!

Nope, got them and all the rest in. they waited at the gate while I threw the hay over and closed the gate. Got them already for Brother to bring the trailer and take them home to the calving pen. Thanks for being good ladies!

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