8/27/17

new arrivals

I visited the farm that is on the land where we rent and saw some of
their new calves. They are well cared for but I found that farming is
not a simple operation any more.

This one was born that morning.

Most can be sold when they know who the father is through 
AB (artificial breeding).

I learned that some of those born on this farm were twins. If the twins are
male/female, the female is usually infertile.

They all just had their horns 'removed' that day so they
were a little less lively than usual.

But they were all adorable!



9 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh the innocence... YAM xx

Taken For Granted said...

Fine looking calf photos. The are adorable.

diane b said...

Beautiful animals and photos. Fancy giving birth to something that big.

doodles n daydreams said...

Look at those beautiful eyes, lashes to die for.

Diana

Rose said...

Nothing like calves...they are just so adorable! Love all these images.

Rhonda Albom said...

I never knew that the horns were removed from calves.I always wondered why there were so many cattle without horns.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I didn't know that abuot twin calves! There are very few family farms nowadays here -- especially cattle .. they all seem to be corporate farms. Which does not thrill me.

Linda said...

I did not know that about the twins either! Wow!

jeannettestgermain said...

Beautiful calves! Great shots of them, Betty! It's extremely hard nowadays for small farms to make a living - kudos to them! Thank you for bringing this interesting and relevant subject to All Seasons! Have a lovely week!