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Tighnaneun

  • Joined Apr 2015
  • Rogart, NE Scotland
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New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« on: September 14, 2015, 02:38:48 pm »
This is Starry and her new heifer calf Una. Born a week ago today, we had to assist as after an hour the feet were still poking out so we gave them a tug and out she plopped... Starry is the best cow in the world, and such a fantastic mum. So over the moon!  :excited:








oor wullie

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Strathnairn
Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 02:55:47 pm »
Brilliant.

What is Starrys Sunday name?  She looks like she will have no shortage of milk for the calf.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 03:01:44 pm »
Yes, definitely cute pics. I want one
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Tighnaneun

  • Joined Apr 2015
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Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2015, 03:38:09 pm »
Brilliant.

What is Starrys Sunday name?  She looks like she will have no shortage of milk for the calf.

She isn't registered as far back in her genetics she has a bit of longhorn. Oof I know, she makes me wince when I see her walking about, I've never seen udders so big

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 03:46:28 pm »
That's a shame about the registration. Get your milking stool out   ;D

Factotum

  • Joined Jun 2012
Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 04:44:34 pm »
Beautiful heifer - well done all.

Sue

Fleecewife

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Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 06:52:30 pm »
One, two three.....aaww  :hugcow:  Good pics and a happy cow and calf  :thumbsup:  Thank you for posting.
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Brandi

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Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2015, 06:57:29 pm »
 :wave:Beautiful, it is miraculous isn't it, this birth business! Good to see happy and healthy cattle and owners, happy days!

Tighnaneun

  • Joined Apr 2015
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Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2015, 11:13:14 am »
Thanks everyone! It occurred to us yesterday that Starry used to be a dairy cow so she's had her past two calves taken away at 3 days old - having Una around all the time and suckling naturally will be a different experience for her. She is running around after her though! We're a bit shy to start milking her as we're all over the place and not sure we could maintain a routine - also still no electricity on the croft, so nowhere to store loads of milk! Not for want of trying, the crofting grants system is... arrrrrrrrgh

oor wullie

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Strathnairn
Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2015, 12:08:29 pm »
She looks like she has more milk than 1 calf will drink.  If she is a biddable cow she might let you take a litre or 2 now and again without you needing
To take the calf off.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2015, 12:09:12 pm »
It occurred to us yesterday that Starry used to be a dairy cow

Really? That's interesting. Where did you get her from?

Brucklay

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  • Perthshire
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Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2015, 09:15:04 pm »
What lovely pictures - I don't have cattle but if I did ...... they look great  :thumbsup:
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Carse Goodlifers

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Perthshire
Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2015, 05:18:11 pm »
That's a shame about the registration....
But Rosemary
...she has a bit of longhorn...
so all is not lost  ;) ;D

Super pic's and a cracking calf.

Tighnaneun

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Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2015, 10:15:45 am »
It occurred to us yesterday that Starry used to be a dairy cow

Really? That's interesting. Where did you get her from?

she was originally from Staffin I believe. A lady there kept quite a big herd of milkers and made cheese which she sold internationally and won awards (if I remember correctly)! She dispersed the herd a few years ago and moved to France I think,
« Last Edit: October 21, 2015, 10:24:17 am by Tighnaneun »

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: New heifer calf! Get your cute pics fix here!
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2015, 11:57:45 am »
Shame Shetland don't have a grading up scheme.

 

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