Monday, March 16, 2009

Calving season has started.

Yesterday our first cow went into labor. This morning she had a still born calf. (very sad) Mike knew this cow was probably going to have twins from the size she was. He watched her all day and nothing else happened. Around 3 pm he took the chain and tractor and pulled the other calf. It was also still born. (very sad again). Just to let you know we have had several sets of twins before. Some are healthy and nurse ok, others die, one might nurse ok and the other has to be bottle fed. As far as I know there is no rhyme or reason for it.

This is not a very good way to start out the calf crop for the year. Let's pray that it gets better or the finances will be low.

We're also hoping that all our cows will have babies because our good young red bull got hit by lightning last year. That left only our older black bull to do the job.

6 comments:

Amber said...

Oh, that is sad! I'm so sorry that has happened. Hopefully the rest of calving season will be better.

Holley said...

Oh man that is such awful luck to start out the season. I sure hope you have a better run of it for the rest of the season. How did you know your young bull was hit by lightening?

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Awww. :( Hope the new calves do better!

Tracy said...

I know it's a lot of work, but I sorta hope you guys have bottle fed baby when we come back at the end of April so the boys can give it a bottle.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hey, you! Soooo....what's happening "down on the farm"? I am very curious!! :)

Jodee Leader said...

So sorry to hear about the twins. I hope things get better on the farm!