The site of a calves snoozing after filling their bellies full of milk is always pleasurable. I wish I still slept that soundly! Sometimes they twitch or kick their legs and I have to wonder, "Do cattle dream?" I am sure I am not the first person to wonder this and it has probably even been studied. If not, it should be!
When I see one twitching away like it might be a bad dream, I can't help myself but to walk over and quiet the little one. Were they running away from a predator? Sparring with pals? They raise their head all groggily and usually don't mind the soothing touch and fall right back asleep.
Occasionally, I catch a cow or bull asleep with all outward appearances of dreaming - rapid eye movements, twitching, etc. This time of year, I hope they are dreaming about the shoulder-deep grasses of summer. I know I am.
Midland GS1 final weights were released. MBT 80 did not do as well as hoped. It sounds like he had some tummy trouble in the middle of the test. He had a slightly positive RFI. MBT 82 had a negative RFI, which is great news. Check out their pages for all the figures.