First Calf!!!

FirstCalf

firstcalfnursing_cropNot expected until May… The vet just wasn’t on top of his game. Imagine our surprise when we found a Galloway calf in the barn this morning, hiding behind the frost-free stock tank. The really strange part was his mom was on the other side of the corral panel fence, bellowing her heart out to get his attention and to express her distress. Of course, we reunited them. One peek under the tail, and we confirmed “it’s a boy!” He nursed immediately (hooray!!!!) and we ushered them into private quarters. Mom is extremely protective — almost charging caregivers. But she’s calming down now, and baby is sleeping off his milk stupor, while the miracle of colostrum builds his little immune system. What a joyous experience!

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