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The first calf of the season came today, about 6 days early, but not a big deal. Momma picked a great day, about 9 deg celcius today, and going to be warm again tomorrow, so baby's off to a good start.
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This picture was taken a few minutes after birth, momma is cleaning her new calf, and she is already holding her head up and rolling upright to look around.

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About an hour after she was born the new baby is up on her own, and getting her first meal!:thumbsup:
 

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Thats Great parts :thumbsup: how many more are you expecting:question: It looks from the pictures shes keeping a eye on you:lmao:
 

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Congratulations Parts! Cigars all around! :D ;) Real glad mama had a smooth delivery and looks like the calf is already nosing her for some milk.
 

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If all works out (crossed fingers here), we should have another 26 calves this year.
We are keeping an eye on that calf, she looks really good so far, and is from a terrific mother, so hope to raise her for a replacement cow. In the second picture, the calf is already getting her first meal, easy delivery makes for smarter calves with the energy to take care of themselves.
Angus cows especially are very protective mothers,, you DON"T want to do anything to make that calf blat like it's scared or hurt!!outta here We have a couple of cows that would try to put you out of the pen, you have to know what you're doing and have your wits about you if you plan to get upclose and personal with the calf!!
 

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Originally posted by parts man
If all works out (crossed fingers here), we should have another 26 calves this year.
We are keeping an eye on that calf, she looks really good so far, and is from a terrific mother, so hope to raise her for a replacement cow. In the second picture, the calf is already getting her first meal, easy delivery makes for smarter calves with the energy to take care of themselves.
Angus cows especially are very protective mothers,, you DON"T want to do anything to make that calf blat like it's scared or hurt!!outta here We have a couple of cows that would try to put you out of the pen, you have to know what you're doing and have your wits about you if you plan to get upclose and personal with the calf!!
You must have one happy Bull!!
 
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