A New Batch of Calves

You might remember a couple weeks ago I did a blog post about steers being sold from the farm.  Well the guys have the manure hauled away.  They have new bedding in place and all the repairs have been made to the facilities.  They were ready for a new batch of calves.

Calves-1

Anytime we put fresh bedding in, the steers get all excited and frisky.  They are just crazy about it.  You’ll notice in the pictures there is a lot of dust.  That’s because of the steers running through the bedding and lime kicking up dust.  They will settle soon and before long, they be comfortable in their new home.

Calves-2

There were 93 in this batch.  They came from Kentucky.  So far, everyone appears to be healthy and happy.  Tomorrow they will get checked over closely and get shots to keep them healthy.

Calves-3

Notice a couple staring to the right in the photo.  They are both looking at Ruby who is on the other side of the fence checking them out.

These guys will be here on the farm for a year or so before they are ready for market.  In the mean time they’ll be well cared for and will get their breakfast at 6 am every morning when Hubby has their feed mixed.

PDFPrint

2 thoughts on “A New Batch of Calves

  1. Marvel Simmons

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane! I grew up on a Holstein dairy farm where my parents milked anywhere between 36-45 cows every 6 a.m. & 6 p.m. They retired in 1978 and my brother took over the family farm/milking operation but sadly had to sell out a few years later. Many fond memories of petting and staring into those big brown eyes … the old gals knew my every dream and tear!

  2. Margaret R

    I love to hear about your farming operation. I live in a small rural town in northern Michigan, my house is between three dairy farms and my husband works for a company that installs and repairs milking equipment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *