;D Ferdinand, the calf aformentioned, was out of a first calf heifer and was born in the 20 min while we ate lunch. We put her in the birth area just before lunch and he must have shot right out.
He looks all Jersey color wise. He is a good looking calf.
There were about 25 people waiting to slaughter & process steers in the same area and the fresh cows & new calves had to be loaded up and taken to a milking barn before they could start. This was because it was Saturday which is the day when beef is produced by people who are in communities where this is prefered to grocery store packaged meats. Cold clear weather seems ideal for this.
I left after loading & unloading the cows & calves but I was assured that he would get colostrum ASAP. I will check here tomorrow to see if I will go get him Mon, or get him Tuesday AM, or not get him at all.
Okay -- I'm prepared to make the long drive! Is Ferdinand available? Could I pick him up around 11-noon this Thursday? It's the only day it's not supposed to snowstorm here! Can I bring covered 5-gallon buckets to get raw milk? I have not been able to find a source for milk replacer, which I must do ASAP. Also a heat lamp, I would think. It's been 0 degrees overnight. Your stories (of all the orphaned calves who've gone to NY dying) have made me very nervous -- I remind myself that I've raised everything from wild rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, possums, on up, on bottles. But I always remember the line, "A sick calf is not very far from being a dead calf." Selden
Milkmaid to Katika, Canadienne x Jersey born 5/12/2002 Moxie, Jersey rescue heifer, born 8/2009 Rocky, Katika's steer calf, born 4/27/2010 Duke Wayne, foster Jersey bull calf born 10/10/10 Phoenix (Fee), Katika's heifer calf, born 7/3/2011 Birch, 25-year-old Azteca gelding 11 Clun Forest and cross ewes dogs and cat
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
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Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
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