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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Hillie best cow in the world :)
« on: March 09, 2020, 11:21:25 am »
Popped out her eighth calf this morning.  Angus x. 

Had to help him find his way to the teat, so low down on that humongous bag!  But he caught on quickly and is feeding himself now. 

Hillie is such a sweetheart.  :hugcow: :love::cow:
« Last Edit: March 09, 2020, 11:27:05 am by SallyintNorth »
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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Hillie best cow in the world :)
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 12:33:05 pm »
that lovely  8th one as well !

roddycm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: Hillie best cow in the world :)
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 12:59:49 pm »
Gorgeous! Congratulations  :excited: I would love to have a couple of Jersey house cows one day!

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Hillie best cow in the world :)
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2020, 02:53:58 pm »
Congratulations.  I like the look of the black heifer on the left of the photo too.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Hillie best cow in the world :)
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2020, 08:45:54 pm »
Congratulations.  I like the look of the black heifer on the left of the photo too.

Flare is actually a most beautiful mahogany colour.  She's Hillie's 6th calf, dad a Red Devon.  She's turned into a fantastic suckler / backup house cow.  Last year she reared an Angus cross calf, her first, to give us 244kgs meat butchered at less than 11 months old, and all off grass and her milk.  She's not giving us very much milk now he's gone, but we are keeping her going to see if it comes back up when she gets better grass in a month or two.

This pic from last winter shows her colour better.  She's on the left, her brother (Hillie's 7th calf), also a Red Devon cross, on the right, and Wotsit the fearless little Shetland tup lamb in between them :hugsheep:
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

 

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