Saturday, April 26, 2008

Saturday Report

Here's what happened on the ranch today!

First, this is what you want to see when a cow is starting to calve - the feet are pointing in the right direction (down), which means the calf is being born properly. The front feet come first, then you can sometimes see the tongue, then the nose, then everything else follows. (click on photo to enlarge)



This was the first calf for this cow, so I didn't want to bother her too much. I did manage to get a rather hard-to-see video of the calf right after it was born:





There ends the lesson in calving cows for today!

6 comments:

Reb said...

Thanks for the lesson! Cute video, I was cheering for him to stand up!

Leah J.Utas said...

Excellent pic and video. I'm guessing the little guy got up fairly soon?

Hilary said...

Awww too cute.

the Bag Lady said...

Reb - thanks - I feel that way all the time!
dfLeah - it was something like 23 minutes!
Hilary - thanks.

Sagan Morrow said...

Thanks for the condensed calving lesson! That's really cool.

the Bag Lady said...

Glad you enjoyed it!