Bomb Proof Family Cow
ou’ve read those ads – Bomb Proof Horse, been there, done that. Well Jane is a bomb proof cow. I couldn’t ask for a better cow, she is putting up with all this messing around like a real champ. Not too kicky, at least nothing a block with a near arm doesn’t cure. About the only thing that gets her going are the dogs, (which are slowly being reintroduced back in the barn area) and she does swing around pretty fast if Blake decides to start bouncing around.
At the moment I am milking four times a day. Blake gets the side that is showing the mastitis and I get the other. In the photo above I am blocking Blake from my side. I’m sitting on my milking stool, and reaching between Jane’s legs to make sure Blake doesn’t sneak over to my side.
My schedule is shot with milking four times a day to say the least. But we’re seeing some improvement. You never know how a cow will actually act when you begin to milk, I couldn’t ask for a more even-tempered cow. All our routine training has paid off, she comes right to the stall to be milked since I have Blake hostage, and Jane is happy (well kind of) to leave her in the safety of the stall when she goes out to graze.
Or a sweeter calf to have in the barn