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daveh

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • South Northamptonshire
Heifer born yesterday
« on: August 13, 2015, 10:40:21 am »
My Shetland Abigail calved yesterday. A proud mum shows off her calf to a crowd of admiring Cotswolds.

Regards, David
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 10:59:10 am »
Lovely! I take it the birth was trouble free in good Shetland style?

How many cattle do you have? Is thsi her first calf?

 :hugcow: :hugcow:

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 11:25:52 am »
Lovely cow  :thumbsup: and super calf :hugcow:

The sheep look well, too!   :D
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

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 04:58:43 pm »
It's a strange old world when the sheep are bigger than athe calf and almost as big as the cow  ;D

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 05:02:26 pm »
Lovely calf. He looks to be as interested in the sheep as they are in him  :thumbsup:
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 08:36:58 pm »
Nice cow.

daveh

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • South Northamptonshire
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 09:38:25 am »
It was a trouble free birth as far as we know. We were not there at the time as we had gone off to buy a Castlemilk Moorit ram. When we found them both, mum was gently talking to her calf who had been licked dry and was wandering about. It was her, and our, first time. The birth was a trifle unexpected as it was only 276 days since the bull, Lincwold Lowden, arrived. She must have made herself available on the day he arrived! We have another three heifers/cows who are due over the next week or so.

Regards, David

daveh

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • South Northamptonshire
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2015, 09:59:27 am »
More pictures showing the Cotswolds and the new CMM ram that caused us to miss the birth.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2015, 11:41:50 am »
Lincwold Lowden, arrived.

Was he Dianne and Alan Yarker's bull?

Good luck with the rest and more pics in due course.

Have you decided what to call the heifer?

Kimbo

  • Joined Feb 2015
  • Anglezarke, Lancashire
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2015, 01:31:22 pm »
oooh Dave...lovely chook!
Is it time to retire yet?

daveh

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • South Northamptonshire
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2015, 02:19:04 pm »
If you like Vorwerks, I have a picture of different one.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2015, 02:24:57 pm »
Awww, look at those cute babies  :)
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

daveh

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • South Northamptonshire
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2015, 02:29:56 pm »
Rosemary,

Yes, Lowden is the Yarker's bull. They very kindly loaned him to us. He obviously enjoyed his holiday! We are probably going to call the calf Boarshill Ermintrude.

If you think my Cotswold ewes are big you may like to see a picture of one of my Cotswold ewe lambs born mid February this year.

Regards, Dave

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2015, 02:45:41 pm »
They look fabulous. Do you sell their fleece?
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

daveh

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • South Northamptonshire
Re: Heifer born yesterday
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2015, 03:08:59 pm »
Bionic asked:

They look fabulous. Do you sell their fleece?

Well, I would if I had a buyer. This year they all went to the wool marketing board. We ran out of time to do any marketing. I had 18 fleeces in a wool sack that went to the collection depot. The sack was not full and the chap receiving the fleeces could not believe how heavy the sack was. It weighed 91 kilos. I will leave you to work out the average fleece weight. The attached picture shows our new Castlemilk Moorit ram making sure that the Cotswold castrate is not going to make his day by suddenly changing into a girlie.

 

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