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Red Bull at Two Months

August 17, 2013

Dickie at age two months is an old hand at being the house calf.  He’s fairly easy to handle…

back to the the tether

back to the tether

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I said fairly…easy.  He’s just testing the waters to see if he can win out.  This takes about 30 seconds of each day.

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Yeah, good boy.  Scritch, scritch.

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Turn your face and look at the camera.

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He is bored with the whole thing.  Notice his coat and happy lines, he’s in good shape.  At this point he is getting approximately about a 60% milk diet, with the balance being made up with grass and hay.  He does not have a hay belly on this diet, calves really need the milk for a good start.

The schedule is working out, well, right on schedule, Jane giving enough milk for her calf, us and the pigs and hearty enough to breed back in 60 days.  Dickie will have a real brother or sister next year.  A heifer from Jane and Samson would be a very nice calf.

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So for now that’s about it with Dickie, there will be no changes in his life until fly season is over and then he will become Red Steer.

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2013 12:21 am

    Dickie is might cute… for now. 😉

  2. August 17, 2013 12:28 am

    What a beautiful animal he is growing up to be. That coat is strikingly gorgeous.

  3. wildriver permalink
    August 17, 2013 1:07 am

    Fix’n to decaffeinate the little fella?

  4. August 17, 2013 3:40 am

    He is quite the handsome fellow!

  5. Bee permalink
    August 17, 2013 6:17 am

    Nice calf, Nita! What breed is Samson? It looks like a good nick. We also like the Angus/Jersey cross, although Dexter/Jersey is pretty good, too.

    • August 17, 2013 7:52 am

      Bee, he is a nice calf too with the personality that would make a good ox. But that’s bucket list stuff like my McCord string quilt too 😦 I’ve been patting his steaks daily 😉 Samson is Hereford/Simmental and on the small side for a Simm.

  6. Chris permalink
    August 17, 2013 7:04 am

    Wow, he is beautiful and sooo healthy looking! All that wonderful mama’s milk and tlc from his other mama! 🙂

  7. Eumaeus permalink
    August 17, 2013 9:31 pm

    Beautiful. He is still in the running to being america’s next top model.

  8. Kate permalink
    August 19, 2013 2:47 pm

    You have a gorgeous farm and such beautiful animals! You must be very proud of all the hard work. I am jealous! 🙂

  9. August 20, 2013 11:29 am

    6 weeks till the flies are gone here. 10 days and it’s September. You should never eat a watermelon in a month with an “r” in it…and there’s a bunch of watermelon out there…

    You lost weight?

    • August 20, 2013 12:13 pm

      About the same here…and no watermelons to worry about. Couple of other melons though, if I can get my nose out of the tomatoes long enough to check.

      Nope.

  10. Trish permalink
    August 21, 2013 9:16 pm

    He is a beautiful calf. What are your plans for Jane’s last year’s calf? Are you going to have two milkers?

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