First Calf of the Season

I look forward one day to witnessing the birth of a calf.  I often arrive just moments after a cow has delivered, or I notice a cow is in labor as I’m heading out for an appointment.  Our cow Night Shade (Harry named her) delivered her baby earlier this month during a particularly busy morning for us.  We watched the beginning stages and were delighted later to find a healthy red calf.

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The calf is coming! But not yet. Sometimes the bag presents a couple of hours before the calf is delivered.
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Watching
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The little bull was still getting cleaned up when I arrived.
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A little wobbly, he goes in search of milk.
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The newest calf finds a meal while one of last year’s calves looks on resentfully.
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He’s the first of 10 that we are expecting this summer.
Rachel Perozzi

Rachel Perozzi

We raise Pasture Raised Chickens and Turkeys and Grass Fed Beef on our Farm in Upstate New York. Delivering to homes all over the Northeast every week.

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