Last week we purchased 48 cows to add to our herd. They were living on a dairy in Holmes County, Ohio prior to moving to our farm. The family who owned them was ready to retire from milking cows and we were looking to expand our herd.
The cattle traveled from Holmes County in three trucks. . . .
Taylor and Lad are ready to receive the cattle into our freestall barn. . . .
Here come a few milk cows. . . .
Lad looks on while one cow inspects her new home prior to getting out of the trailer. . . .
Lad with Keith, who’s family sold us the cows. . . .
The new cows having a bite to eat in their new home. . . .
Lad and Taylor inspect the cows. . . .
The freestall beds are filled with sawdust waiting for the new cows to lie down. . . .
Lad checks each cow on his list while Taylor vaccinates them with Ultrabac CD and Salmonella Newport SRP. These vaccines protect the cows from preventable illness. . . .
These cows have been at our farm one week. It took them a few days to get used to their new surroundings. They didn’t eat as much as they should the first day or two at our farm, but by the third day, they were eating well.
They are a good group of cows and we’re happy to have them at our farm!