This is Millie's and Notch's calf, March. Millie already had an April, so we are pleased she moved up two cycles! Heifers are few and far between this year, so there is a lot of pressure on this little girl to be super.
As I cleaned the calving barn for the final time a few days ago, I was actually sad. We spend all year plotting and scheming about calves. Every day a calf is born, it is Christmas all over again - even when we are sleep deprived and just trying to keep everything alive and kicking.
The 2016 heifers have already begun to be synchronized to be inseminated this time next week. The embryos will go in near the end of April. Those nine months of gestation will be frustratingly long, for sure. Thankfully we have this year's crop to keep us occupied.
In other news, the weather cooperated enough in Columbus for them to finish up the videos and publish the RFI, EFF and MBT Index information. We could not be more happy with 608 Ragnar coming in at 110 and 609 Cap finishing at 103 for their indexes. Their videos looked great, too.