Last Calf of 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

 Our last cow to calve, #16, had a little heifer calf on Sunday morning.

  We didn't see any trouble with the birth, but the momma went a little crazy.  She butts her calf into the fence instead of mothering it nicely.
 
We had to haul them both from the pasture into a little corral so we could put the momma into the squeeze chute to let the baby nurse.  We have them in separate pens for now so the baby doesn't get injured.

Hopefully the momma's mothering instincts will kick in soon.  How can she resist this sweet face?

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