March is the start of our spring calving season, and we have had six baby girls so far. Last year we had all bull calves, but this year looks like it’s going to be a heifer haven!
The Farmer has been wanting to get some new heifers to replace some of our old cows (we have a couple that are almost 14 years old). The problem of replacing old cows with new cows is that the ones we are wanting are twice as much as the ones we are selling.
But since it looks like we are going to have a bumper crop of heifers this year, we have decided to keep several heifer calves and replace one bull. Otis (our bull) has been a great addition to the farm. He throws some mighty nice calves, and he’s so gentle that the kids can walk up to him and pet him.