Now, I am thrilled that Girl will be old enough to be breed in the next few months, depending on her size, we will go by size more then age per say, either way, she won’t be having a calf to raise and butcher out for the coming year, and have you seen the price of Beef!
So I asked Farmer R who we got Girl from if he could let me know when he had another little beef calf available for me, but this time make sure it was a boy.. Well we got the call that our calf was ready and waiting for us to come get this weekend, so we did a shuffle in the barn and got the calf stall all ready and extra clean and new bedding etc and this morning we went to pick him up, I had thought to name him bruce but he came with a name on his tag, he is called Smarty, as in Smarty Pants as the daughter says he was really bright and very eager to learn. I got to pick, I could have Smarty (who is holstein/limousin
) or the most stunning buff colored little heifer(Holstien/Charolais) a week younger, both were just lovely! and that buff little girl was just as pretty as can be, but I’m taking no chances this time, its a boy for sure, so we loaded him up and drove the little way home.
Let me tell you, he may look like Girl but he already has his own temperment, he is much bigger then she was at the same age, and he is much stronger to, it will be interesting to teach him all his baby mannors.
Watch for lots of updates on this handsome young man, I am going to enjoy raising him and training him and make sure he has the best cow life possable before he is old enough to head off to freezer camp. I think Girl will be thrilled to have another cow join her little herd, her sheep will be happy to rejoin the flock.
So what do you think, Pretty Boy yes?