Calves

We made use of the livestock trailer. We added a couple new animals to the farm – these Holstein twins, just 6 days old in this picture. The one on the left is a male and the other is a female. We haven’t named them, and probably won’t. So far I’ve been calling them ‘the twins’  🙂  They require milk replacer feedings 3-4 times a day. I’ve introduced calf starter which is a grain mix. So far only the boy is nibbling at it. They aren’t eating hay yet but they have access to some.

Girl (heifer)

They are so sweet! All they want to do these days is suck. They’re so funny! They aren’t shy of us or our touch. We’ve all been enjoying them very much. They’re healthy and happy. Babies are so cute.

Boy (bull calf)

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12 responses

  1. Awww… they’re really cute. When we had Trouble (the steer), we didn’t get him that small, we’ve always wished we had though! 😉

    Have fun with them!

  2. Their coats are so shiny and pretty.
    What a blessing to raising your own meat and to know for certain how they were treated and what they ate!

  3. I hope your heifer is not sterile so you can get your milk cow. I have always wanted one too but the cost thanks to the marketing board has made it impossible.
    Nice to have found you again.

    • Hi Marjorie! Turns out she is sterile. I’m okay with that. I know my milkcow is still coming. 🙂 I’m curious how you found me.

  4. Too bad about the heifer but the odds were against her anyways. Hopefully your milk cow will show up one day. I would dearly love a Jersey but not happening around here. We only have two dairies left here and they are both Holsteins like your babies.
    Karin posted it on the site but she spelt your name wrong. Good to hear about your doings again.

    • There’s only holstein dairies around here too but there are other ways to obtain a milk cow. There’s a whole growing community of families owning their own milk cow. It’s a matter of talking to the right person… or watching kijiji.com. thecanadianfamilycow.proboards.com is another resource.
      I love Karin, I haven’t talked to her in a while!

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