The Newest Bovines

Yesterday Dave went to an auction to buy some heifers he had previewed a few weeks ago.  Three of these ladies are due to give birth in June.  One is a stocker for meat. They came off the truck at a run and covered in dried mud. Our herd greeted them with bellows from another pasture, and the pigs were quick to get to know the new girls. We will let them get familiar with the place for another week before introducing the other cattle. Once they have learned to get along, the whole herd will begin their warm weather pasture rotation. This brings our cattle number up to 14 and hopefully by the end of August we will have 5 additional calves.

Matt trucked the heifers for us.

Matt trucked the heifers for us.

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out at a run

out at a run

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Dave Rainbow was on hand to help.

Dave Rainbow was on hand to help.

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bunched up in the corner

bunched up in the corner

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no names yet

no names yet

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food?

Knowing the pigs they are probably trying to figure out if these animals are food for them.

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Red Angus

Red Angus

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Allie and Hazel found good seats for the show.

Allie and Hazel found good seats for the show.

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These heifers are an Angus Devon cross, but in this one, you can see a Hereford great grandmother.

These heifers are an Angus Devon cross, but in this one you can see a Hereford great grandmother.

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Angus Devon cross, carrying a calf from a Devon bull

Angus Devon cross, carrying a calf from a Devon bull

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