What an incredibly cold winter. While it might be good for freezing pests and weeds, it isn't so good for newborn calves. I've heard it said that a baby calf can be wet or cold, but it can't be wet and cold. Of course they are born wet and even when they are up and moving their ears remain wet because that tends to be where mama keeps licking them. In temps under 24 degrees, calves younger than 24-36 hours will often get frostbitten ears, causing them to lose the tips of their ears.
So what are some options to keep their ears from freezing?
We are excited to announce that we sent 3 of our VHAR Bulls to the Midland Bull Test in Montana. Two of them are ET bulls from Baldridge Colonel C251 and our VHAR Den Mya's Daisy and we have high hopes for all of them! Here is a photo of VHAR Colonel 508 or Lot # 452 taken just after weaning and before we sent him to Montana.
"Are you looking..." for some Great Foundation Females for your herd? Come check out our ladies for sell before they are gone! All sales are private treaty. They are ready to go today, all Registered: 65 Bred Cows, 14 Bred Heifers, 40 Open Heifers, and 20 commercial heifers call today! Bill - 208-573-9525 or Chelsea 208-965-9733 Keep an eye out for more Information, EPD's and photos, coming soon!
We flushed VHAR Den Mya's Daisy a second time. The Sire for this flush was Baldridge's Colonel C251, the $580,000 Top Bull from Baldridge Bros Jan 2017 sale, we are very excited to see what these calves will look like!
Chelsea here, I'm the Ranchers daughter. Growing up my favorite place to be was outside working with the cattle. I earned my Bachelors in Animal Science; genetics and cattle reproduction were my favorite subjects. While at school I meet my sweetheart and we spent the next 12 years building our family of 6 children and following my husbands education and getting his career going. Now we are back (HOORAY!) and I love helping on the ranch, in the office, working with the cows... and (to my fathers chagrin) some Rambouillet sheep, miniature horses and chickens that we added for the kiddos.