It is always interesting to see who the calves choose for their friends every year. This is Mira, from our miracle heifer Dora, and Merry from Christmas. The latter is an elite breeding with SydGen Fate 2800, but Mira is every bit as valuable to us. See the previous post regarding Dora and her journey.
We are more than two thirds of the way through calving. It has been a long term goal to calve everyone in 30 days - even with the recipients who did not take with the embryos. Every year we get closer to that goal with culling and selection.
Our mothers are all doing a great job taking care of their rug rats in this miserable, sloppy, muddy winter! The older girls have two interloper steers in their pen. Logan and Boomer are incredibly gentle with the calves and have been great at keeping them warm and sharing babysitting duties so the moms can eat. It is going to be hard to send those two to the butcher when it is their time.
The bulls at MBT are due for their final weights this week. Come on, boys! Check back for updates.