A calf is born!

DimpleOn Saturday, Jules helped deliver a beautiful heifer calf. The birth was textbook and we were so happy after last year’s sadness with Dimple having a still born bull calf. Unfortunately Dimple did not let her calf suckle, so we have separated them and are bottle feeding the calf. This was never the intention and we were very surprised that Dimple did not even seem to call or look for the calf. The silver lining is that we love bottle feeding our latest new addition, even if it is yet another job! It took quite a lot of patience and encouragement to get her to take the bottle, but we got there in the end. Luckily milking has been much easier this time round and as soon as all the colostrum has finished, we will be making butter, cheese and yoghurt again! We are still trying to come up with a name for the little calf- so let us know if you have any suggestions.Jersey calf Cow, Calf and geese Jersey Calf

4 thoughts on “A calf is born!”

  1. Don’t want to confuse Melinka on her animal types, but your new addition looks remarkably like a “Bambi” namesake! Congrats and solidarity in the feeding newborns club 🙂

  2. Wooop wooop! More Cow Juice for the Penybanc massive 🙂 I feel honoured to have been present, even if I didn’t really do anything! Heifer pun on me 🙂

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