Greetings for the second time this evening. I decided this little guy deserved his own post. Meet our New Year’s Baby, who is wearing a black calf coat to keep out the January chill.
If you read my last post of 2010, you know I promised to share pictures and details of our New Year’s baby – our first new calf born in 2011. Well, it took until January 3.
We had a new heifer born about 10:00 pm on Dec 31, and then this little guy showed up early this morning . According to the trusty computer in our barn office, we have 149 cows due to calve in the next 90 days. So statistically speaking we should have at least one calf each day, but stats don’t always tell the whole story when it comes to pregnant cows.
We had a few calves due on January 1 that came early in late December, and we actually don’t have another one due until the 4th. Mother cows can deliver early or late just like people, so it’s impossible to predict just when each calf will arrive.
Hope you enjoy our newest arrival. Have a great night!