Post by westxgrl13 on Sept 15, 2018 1:12:46 GMT -5
Love all the pictures! Thanks for sharing!!!
Wife to the Greatest Husband Ever, Mother of Three Awesome Daughters, Mother-in-Law to Two Amazing Sons-in-Law, The Most Precious Grandson and Granddaughter Ever, Rancher/"Zoo-Keeper" of Hereford Cattle, Angora Goats, Remuda of Horses, Two Border Collies, One Mini-Aussie, A Duke's Mixture of Chickens, Seven Ducks (Rouen), and One Sweet Mini-Jersey named Katy Kow!
I do have some fat babies, but I am not venturing out into the gale force winds here to take a snapshot today, I'll have a go tomorrow :-)
Big Moo & Heidi (dexter cows), Little Moo (dexter steer), Jack (lowline steer), Ziggy (lowline x dexter steer), Flora (lowline cow), Jaffa & Scully (dexter x red angus cows), Io (lowline x jersey heifer) & Reilly (dexter x jersey steer) . About 18 sheep (dorper and awassi x white dorper), four cats (Sarge, Dusky, Hoot & Possum), Alvin & Poppy the Amazing Maremmas, 40-odd chooks and three geese.
I think all these fat calves are cute 😊 but anyone have a chubby heifer they’re planing on milking one day? I’ve had One person tell me mine has a fatty under and she’ll never be a milk cow. She’s an eight month old mini jersey and she’s only on milk and grass. I haven’t weaned her yet cause we’re going away for an anniversary trip and I need her to milk mama for me, after that I’ll wean her. She has very regular heats. I’m hoping once she calves she slims down,
farmel 😅 That’s where all my cream is going! I keep thinking it’s time to wean her, but I need her to milk for me in a month when we go away for our anniversary. I’m hoping after she’s bred and the winter will help her shed a few.
Post by christybell on Sept 17, 2018 20:58:05 GMT -5
I love all the fat calves!
This is very non dairy of me but I love seeing the super fat, sleek cows in late spring. When they're all shed out and shiny and so fat from spring grass that they ripple with every step! I live in an area with lots of Angus breeders so I see a lot of fat cows every spring
Here is my yearling fatty, Eleanore. She's slimmed down a tad but is still quite a well rounded girl.
And just for the joy of it, here is my youngest DS and the newest heifer
2 little Lowline cross heifers, a handful of Alpine dairy goats, chickens, some beloved dogs, a stubby tailed cat, a few people kids, and a hubby that makes it all possible!
This girl. Oooooo! She figured out how to nurse through the gate last night. The was nary a drop of milk left for me this morning... I'll be covering that gate with some hog panels later today. And she'll be practicing standing tied for the next hour or so.
Loving the fatty pics! I don't have any chubsters right now, but have to say that Schwartz was very similar in condition to talithathecow15's Gus when he went to the butcher in June at 2 years old. Very good beef, too.
Dottie is 9 months old and starting to get a bit pudgy
So...I was reading the comments and thought wait...I thought that calf from Katiemart was born a while before Dottie? So I recounted months...Dottie will not be nine months until a week or so into October...I am not so good with the math...
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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