Calving season has begun! We hope this time of year finds you all prospering. We're sure loving it so far. Justin's registered cows are the first to kick off calving. Since we AI'ed in May, we've been calving for a couple weeks already!
We started off calving season with a bang! February 24th found us with our first calf. A little bull out of our 108 cow. She's raised one heck of a bull for the past couple years. Again, she has provided us with a nice little bull calf weighing in at 70 lbs and sired by the well-known HA Cowboy Up. Check out this calf's half brother on "The Bulls" page. You can also view the sire photos, genetics, and EPD's on any semen distributor website.
The second cow to calve also has a bull calf available for sale this year on "The Bulls" page. Check out 1416! This good momma gave us twins this year! We are so excited and thankful that they arrived healthy, and that she was able to calve without assistance. These twins just so happen to also be bulls. We were thrilled to have two spunky calves, but also that we don't have to deal with a free martin situation.
We were pleasantly surprised that these twins were almost completely identical. In some twin situations, you have one large calf and one extremely small. These calves were exactly 4 pounds apart! Twin #1 (or Curly as Kaitlyn is calling him) was 60 lbs, and Twin #2 (Moe) was 64 lbs. These twins are sired by HA Cowboy Up, too. They so closely resemble one another that we actually had to put a little #1 and #2 on their tags so we could keep track of who is who!
Our AI'ed cows are now done calving, but we're still waiting for the other cows that didn't catch AI and the heifers are just kicking off! Of the cows that have calved so far, we've had about 85% bull calves!! We are so excited for these prospects and look forward to watching them grow!
We'd love to hear your calving stories or see some photos from your operation. Share with us in the comment section below!
Wishing you all a Happy Calving Season! -Justin & Kaitlyn