This is the time of year on our farm when we have baby calves and they are so cute. This little black heifer has her tongue sticking out - wonder if she is thinking about milk or giving another calf a raspberry. I know it is a heifer because the blue ear tag is in her left ear. John tags little bull calves in the right ear and heifers in the left that way he can tell at a glance which it is.
Take a look at this cow below…in the first photo she is just standing there and the second one she is mooing at her baby. Glad I caught that with the camera. Her baby is the red/white face one.
We have a mixture of breeds of cows – we have beef cows not milking cows. We have some Hereford cows, some Limousin cows and some of the Limousin are red and some are black then we have some cows that are a cross between Hereford and Limousin. Our bulls are all Limousin, some are red and some are black. OK, that is the genetics of our herd if you wanted to know.
We are about 3/4 done with having calves and have had really good weather for calving until the rain and snow we had earlier this week. It is so much nicer for the cows and calves and Mr. Farmer John when it is dry and warm and thank goodness nice weather is back and the snow didn't last.