Happy Monday! Welcome to the Week 3 post on our 2019 Calving Season. Please be sure to check out Week 1 and Week 2 of our 2019 Calving Season. Week of Monday, May 13th – Sunday, May 19th Monday, May 13th - Thursday, May 16th - Very quiet. No activity on the farm in terms of calves being born. Lots of calves playing in the field! Friday, May 17th - While … [Read more...] about Observations from THE PASTURE: Week 3 – 2019 Calving Season
Breeds and Breeding
Cow Pregnancy Blood Testing
Before we knew it, THAT time was upon us again. Our 60-day breeding season had come and gone in the blink of an eye and it was time for us to answer the question that had been looming over our heads all summer - are they pregnant?! They, of course, being our 20 cows. We leased a red Angus bull (known for calving ease calves) for our breeding … [Read more...] about Cow Pregnancy Blood Testing
And A New Breeding Season Starts!
Here on the farm, a new breeding season is officially underway. Our leased Red Angus bull arrived at the farm a few weeks ago and our 10 heifers and 10 cows enthusiastically welcomed him! Our ten calves were a bit curious at all the excitement. In way of introduction, Nebula bull sniffed the rear of each heifer and cow. After he made the rounds and satisfied himself that no … [Read more...] about And A New Breeding Season Starts!
Springtime on the Farm: Baby Calves and Green Grass!
We thought it would be fun to provide a photo montage of our spring so far on the farm. Please enjoy! … [Read more...] about Springtime on the Farm: Baby Calves and Green Grass!
Pregnancy Check: Is That Heifer Really Pregnant?
Our last few posts have been bouncing back and forth between our current calving season and our breeding season last summer. Today, we bridge that gap a bit with a post on what we like to call "Is that Heifer Really Pregnant? - aka Pregnancy Checks." Check out our past Breeding and Calving posts below: Cattle Breeding Series - An Introduction Deciding your … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Check: Is That Heifer Really Pregnant?