Mayfield is my 13 year old Miniature Jersey and last year she lost her calf after a difficult delivery when it was born dead (a heifer, of course). I saw Mayfield pushing and ran out to the field to assist her if she needed it but no help was necessary. It was a text book delivery and the calf jumped up and began nursing within a half hour of being born. This makes cow number ten for me to milk, and when I am milking by myself, it takes me about three hours per milking to milk and feed. My days begin around 6 am and usually don't end until around 11 pm.
We have a month before another calf is due, but I have three goats that are expecting babies in April. All three are first fresheners.
|New Life: Mayfield and Baby Bull Calf|
|Mayfield's Calf (not yet named) and Emmy's Calf, Zach.|
|Chip and Stormy|