Sports Girls shot this photo for me as we were leaving my in-laws place yesterday morning. It seems they are using red tags on the calves again this year. (See my previous post entitled, “How to Tell One Cow From Another.”)
Handsome Hubby’s family calves in February, so this little calf is probably about 2 months old.
February is a bit early for calving in South Dakota, but our family was sure thankful to be done calving by the time all the winter storms hit later in March. My father-in-law said all he had time for during those blizzards was to feed. He wouldn’t have had time or been able to get around well enough to check and sort cows who were about to calve.
The calves learned to stick close to their mothers during these storms, and thankfully it was never really that cold. So all faired well.
They were busy branding, castrating, vaccinating, etc. But I think they are about done, and I didn’t get any pictures of any of that (probably for the best). Maybe next year.
Speaking of next year, it’s almost time to start the cycle over again. The bulls get let out into the cow pasture May 1.