Friday, April 23, 2010
Calving in the Mob
Well calving season is well under way and I have to admit that calving in the mob isn't for the faint of heart. The cows are squirting calves out left and right and I'm continually worried about the calves getting trampled, cows claiming others calves, heifers losing their calves, calves getting left behind etc, etc. But through it all, we really haven't had any significant issues. A few cases of scours that we've treated, a few calves we've had to round up, but so far, not too bad. There is a LOT of bawling, especially after each move as cows lose calves and calves lose their moms. Again, it can be a little unnerving. I'm anxious to see how we do with the scours as the calves get older and we continue to have new calves. I'll keep you posted.