January 5, 2014 by Hannah
The new year is officially well under way on the farm, and the cows seem to be celebrating by bringing new life into the world a little earlier than we had expected! So far two calves have been born. Either we got our math mixed up or (more likely) they’re both about two weeks early.
The two calves are up and drinking, which is the most important part of the operation. Vets say now that it’s vital that calves get colostrum or beestings within the first six hours of being born. Usually calves manage to do this by themselves but sometimes they need a helping hand or push to differentiate their mother’s shoulder from her udder. Once they’ve ‘latched on’ you can leave them to it! It’s going to start feeling like an episode of ‘Call the Midwife’ on the farm soon!