Tag: Calf

The Future of Our Herd: Calves and Boys

When the boys and I were at our dairy Saturday afternoon, we visited the calf pen. These heifers are about 4 months old and were eager to play with us. We were glad to spend time with them – fun was had by all!The calves like the attention from Lad and…

Calf and Animal Care is our Number One!

On our farm, animal care is our number one priority. We care for all their needs often before our own. Continue reading

A story fit for a farm

This past week we had an older, pre-fresh(or really pregnant) cow that wasn’t feeling so good and we just couldn’t figure out what the problem was. Our vet gave us some tips on how to treat her symptoms and keep her comfortable and we were kind of reli…

Babies, Babies, Babies!!!!

One of our many baby calves, this is Hauney.So it’s been a little while since I posted a blog, and it’s not from lack of trying, but from lack of sleep.  I think we have spent the entire month of January on “Baby Watch”.  We knew we were expe…

Update: Cows are back on track!

It’s been a little bit since I blogged about our cows and how they have been doing, so I thought I would take this chance to post an update.  Well as you read in CSI: Dairy Farm Investigation, we had a little bump in the road.  After that pos…

Tunnel Vision

The new high-tech ventilation system is finally up and running in the calf barn! This is such a simple idea- a plastic tube runs down the center of the barn and a fan pushes fresh air through tiny holes placed all down the tube. We are really exc…

Let it Snow – Preparing for Winter on our Farm

We began winter with three feet of snow last week and it looks like were in for another two feet of snow this week! It’s December in northeast Ohio which means snow is falling and temperatures are dropping. The holiday season is upon us. Our boys are a…

Growing Up on Our Farm – Calf to Heifer to Milk Cow

Calves are born on our farm every day. The heifer (female) calves are raised to become the future of our milking herd. The bull (male) calves are sold at the local livestock auction.One of our heifer calves in a hutchOur heifer calves spend the first t…

Building Barns

I thought about waiting to post on the new calf barns until they were completed….but I am too excited and just in case you were driving by and wondering ‘what on earth those crazy farmers are up to now?’ Well this isn’t something that just came ou…

A Cast for A Calf

This is a feisty little calf that is about 3 months old. We suspect that she got a little rambunctious when the pens were being bedded with sawdust and got her leg caught in a gate and broke the bone right below her left front knee. Luckily, our …