24 June 2012

Thumper (Jersey)

On Friday when we arrived at the farm there were a few new faces to greet us: my brother had picked up 4 newborn calves the day before. 3 Jersey and 1 Holstein.  The little boys are just 4 days old, and can look forward to happily grazing in the pasture until it is time to be turned into beef.   But right now they are too little for grass.  They have to be given a bottle of warm milk replacement, and have to be kept separated from each other until they get their strength and health under control.  We are using large hay bales to keep them apart.  Since Jerseys are brown and resemble deer when they are little, we named them Bambi, Thumper, Flower, and Buck.
Flower (Holstein)

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