Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New cows

Pricey, our new Guernsey cow, is milking very well.  Production for the herd is so low!  If it wasn't for her copious milk, we would be getting only two or three quarts per share.  But she is a trouper, just freshened in September --contrary to what the sale bill said -- and should milk well throughout the winter months.

Her daughter, Skipper Princess (we didn't name them - it's that registered-Guernsey thing) was supposedly due to freshen on October 23.  Needless to say, that didn't happen.  They come in heat every 18 to 21 days, so that means that her calf should come sometime between tomorrow and Saturday, assuming she was bred on her next heat.

Androo is milking tonight, and he called to tell me that he thought she was in labor.  I went out to check her, flashlight in hand, and I do believe we will have a new calf by morning.  Perhaps not, this is just her second calf, and sometimes they move a little slower than the old girls, but for sure by Saturday the new arrival will be here!

I'll keep you posted.  :)

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