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Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« on: March 16, 2017, 03:22:38 PM »

Only a couple pictures, as we only  have one calf, first live calf came yesterday out of a first time heifer.  I think Shayne said it's a bull calf.
[We did have a late slough, and a breach that never took a breath.]
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Chanda
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 05:07:07 PM »

Very cute Chanda. How many are you expecting this year ?
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 06:10:54 PM »

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!  I just LOVE these calves!!!!

What a little cutie!!!!!
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 08:08:26 PM »

Very cute Chanda. How many are you expecting this year ?

Lots.
More than a dozen less than 300.
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 08:09:31 PM »

This afternoon a cow calved, so we have two calves now.

Another picture of the heifers calf.
And, a picture of the cow and her calf
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 05:53:46 AM »

Awwwwww!  How precious!!
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 08:15:56 AM »

Love!!
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 10:09:47 PM »

I like those babies, too!

and OMG, I wish we could get some of that hay down here for the ponies!  Since our October hurricane, our hay has been horrid (tans & browns, though I haven't really had any mold or even dust).  I did get about 15 round bales with foxtail in it and spent the end of January and most of February dealing with the fall out on that.  Sierra sent some pictures of round bales that had obviously been out, stacked all winter in the fields in Mt & the Dakotas and it was greener than most of what's available here right ow (some still have green hay, but not many - and hay that was barn stored and got damp HAS molded - it's being pulled out of barns by the wagon/trailer load on many farms around us.

Our area didn't get much moisture in precip but we've spent from Oct thru now very "dewey" &/or humid - so baled and bagged products have been difficult to store, while the ground is so dry it's very worrisome already for this time of year.
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 12:40:03 AM »

Had to do some reverse cow-tipping tonight.  Had a cow turtled in the corral, so had to get the tractor and upright her.  She may be a bit bloated, or just full of calf and got too far over to upright herself; cause as soon as Shayne pushed her past center with the tractor she got right up, she might be a little stiff and sore, but otherwise seems fine.
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 12:45:33 AM »

Reverse cow-tipping!  That made me smile!  Sounds like another little beauty will be coming soon!!!  Thanks for the smiles!!
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2017, 11:54:07 AM »

"Just for YOU, Diane...." HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!
I couldn't click on this one fast enough! Even though I'm not a rancher, I still appreciate what it takes for you to raise the cattle that feed us, and am grateful to both you and the animals.

In the first heifer pics, I started to comment that you might have left snow season and entered mud season. Then I saw the slushy snow mound in the cow/calf picture and felt sad for you. 
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2017, 02:33:08 PM »

We aren't usually this warm this early, but we are currently just mud and slop, very little snow left.
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 02:41:47 PM »

"Just for YOU, Diane...." HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!
I couldn't click on this one fast enough! Even though I'm not a rancher, I still appreciate what it takes for you to raise the cattle that feed us, and am grateful to both you and the animals.

Yes, Chanda is kind enough to do this for me every year.  I grew up on a farm in New York raising Arabian horses and Black Angus cattle.  And I so miss those little calves with those precious faces and eyes!  So, this is how I get my fix!!
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 05:41:16 PM »

Just out of curiousity Diane, what brought you from Arabians (my biggies breed too) over to miniatures, and Falabella/Appaloosa in particular?

I love seeing Chanda's babies every year too. Maybe in a big setup, I wouldn't get so attached and could process them (or send them off to become convenient white packages that I can put directly into the freezer.) In a setup like mine, there's NO chance I could process them.
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Re: Calving season has started - just for you Diane...
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2017, 07:20:58 PM »

We don't baby the butcher steers, they go out to pasture with the replacement heifers, so don't really get attached.  And, once you've been run over or knocked down by one, it's much easier to send them off.
We send them out, we don't do it ourselves.
I've read on a couple forums about friends that each raise a butcher steer, then swap at processing time, so they aren't eating their "friend".
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Geldings: Dakota, Monte and Manny
Donkey: Tilly
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