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    02-25-2010, 12:17 PM
Our calving season has officially begun!

Yah!!! Our first calf was born about an hour ago! I'm stuck at the pc working for the next 45 minutes but pictures will soon follow!!
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    02-25-2010, 06:38 PM
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Aww... baby animals are so cute.

Waiting pictures!
    02-26-2010, 12:10 AM
This is Alpha. She's our first heifer calf. She's a little black Angus calf. Guessing her weight to be in the mid 60's. She was a week early, so ignore the condition of the barn. This evening it's bedded down with some deep beautiful straw. (heck, I was even considering staying out there it looked so nice.

Sorry for the quality of the photos, all I had at the time was my cell phone.

    02-26-2010, 12:55 AM
Aw, I love calving season cause what follows is branding season and I love working calves. Do you need some help when the time comes?
    02-26-2010, 06:53 PM
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Aww... *Pure cuteness*
    02-26-2010, 08:26 PM
Originally Posted by smrobs    
Aw, I love calving season cause what follows is branding season and I love working calves. Do you need some help when the time comes?

Woot! Sure! As long as you bring Big John with you so I can adore and drool over him!!!

We are definitely underway. Today we had a huge bull calf born. I swear he's twice the size of Alpha. His name will be Goliath. (and yes I do name...lol. I prefer to refer to names vs numbers.)

Ps. I love working cows ALMOST as much as I love training horses. I'm the happiest when I'm out there with them.

Here's Alpha 24 hrs later. (the heifer) She was trying to get in to see the new baby Goliath.

And here's the big boy about 20 minutes old.

    02-26-2010, 10:55 PM
Holy cow........literally. He is going to be one big pretty boy when he grows up. Do you keep any of your babies as bulls or do you cut them all?
    02-26-2010, 10:58 PM
Green Broke
OMG that second picture of her, so fuzzy and cute!
Geez, Goliath is ginormous, poor mama!
    02-26-2010, 11:16 PM
Smrobs- These are commercial cows so we don't keep any as bulls...BUT having said that, we bought two new bulls that are registered and are looking at getting a registered heifer and then any bull calf from them would stay a bull and be sold later.

Indyhorse- Yeah..he had a pretty big head and needed a bit of assistance to come into this world. But I'll say he was quick. Whereas Alpha took a couple of hrs to get up and moving around, Goliath took maybe a 1/2 hr to be sitting and a hr to start nursing!

Both of these calves are full angus. Our bulls are simmental, while a few of the heifers are angus. We run a simmental/sim-angus herd.
    02-27-2010, 12:15 AM
Green Broke
Beautiful! They are really great looking. : )

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