Lost a calf yesterday

One of our Simmental heifers lost her calf this morning. When I got up and checked the herd, she was down, and in labour, but could not get the calf out. I got the vet, and the calf was very difficult to pull out (I hate doing it). It was a big bull calf, but […]

New Pied x Shorthorn bull calf arrives

Our White Shorthorn heifer delivered her calf  on Monday.  She had to be assisted (with quite a hard pull) but mum and baby are fine. She is white coloured but “shorty” has taken on the Shorthorn white flecks through his coat.  Colour is traditional Pied brown/salmon colouring.  It will be interesting to see if the […]

Two new arrivals

Last night one of our Simmental heifers calved a loverly bull calf, unassisted. Early this morning our other Simmental heifer also calved – and it was a heifer calf. Bother Simmental heifers are purebred, but “Mona Blades” has lots of white “spots” in her colouring.  Both calves are a little “motley” with peculiar white splotches […]

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