Calving season is here! Old man winter doesn’t want to give up, so we are actually pretty happy that we only have a handful of little ones on the ground.

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“Dottie” is the only heifer that has been born. All the others have been bull calves…must be something in the water here!!!

 

On warmer days Reed helps with checking cows.

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Scott does most evening and late night checks. Most nights I take the 3 & 6 am checks.

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The cows have become so used to us walking thru they no longer get up. Most just look at us with the look of ‘Hey…turn the lights back off!’

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However, when you have a brand new one during your shift your reminded of why we do them. This little guy weighed a whopping 114 pounds. His little momma handled things all by herself and both are doing well. Calves have been running a bit heavier this year.

 

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We are nearly 1/4 thru with the spring calving group. Most days we want to cuddle with the boys and hit the snooze. Soon Old Man winter will pass, the grass will be green, the trees will have leaves and the cows will be turned out to pasture. Watching all the calves play makes these late nights and early mornings worth it!