Here he is.  Another bull calf.  It just means that we'll have a lot of beef in about two years.  The final count this year:  5 bulls and a heifer (4 original beltie calves plus Sierra and Abby who each had a bull) We've now got 4 heifers to be bred from previous years.  One died in early June.  She was from last year's 4 heifers. Hard to pinpoint the cause of death.  Vet said maybe parasite overload, but that's extremely unlikely considering the health of all the others.  All symptoms add up to some kind of accute gastrointestinal distress form my analysis.  She went very quickly.

But this post is about BIRTH!!  The new calf is up and about saying "look at me!" (like grandpa Joe holding a golden ticket!!) and looking great.

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AuthorDaniel Marsiglio
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This big beautiful boy was born yesterday afternoon.  Today we milked Abby a bit with her tied to a stanchion.  She wasn't too happy about it, but not as freaked out  as Sierra is at first.  Find pictures of baby and mamma below.  Including one of Abby eating her placenta. (yes, they do that)

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AuthorDaniel Marsiglio
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