Yes, everyone is named!

To those who ask why, I ask why not?  It is a lot easier for us to remember an animal if we name them.  For the cows, we have related names for daughters.  For example, our Chiquita cow has a heifer named Banana and Sunday has a heifer named Monday.  These cows will live a very long time with us.  The name association enables us to more easily remember their lineage without having to look at their papers.  The bull calves get more random names since they will not stay around as long.  For my husband's sake, I try to keep it simple; Patches since he has patches on his eyes or Notch because his ear is notched.  We also use familial names for loved ones who are watching our herd from heaven.  :-) 

 A sleeping Banana.   It is not very often you can catch a calf dozing!

A sleeping Banana.   It is not very often you can catch a calf dozing!