ALL hands on deck......sometimes the calves are just TOOO big.
After giving the heifer time to calve, still nothing has happened! If we leave her too long the calf will surely die. PopPop and Dad muster her into the yards, to help her have her calf. It takes a lot of muscle power to get the calf out. I hope PopPop had his weet-bix this morning.
Getting the calf out alive and keeping the heifer healthy and happy is the most important thing to PopPop. It seems awful hard for the heifer and her calf but PopPop and Dad have done this lots of times and it is the quickest, simplest way of helping her out.
The calf is alive.....YEY!
When the mother comes out of the cattle crush, she knows the calf belongs to her. She is a good mother, and she starts to clean him up, she loves him alot! She talks softly to her calf and he even talks back.
It won't be long before she has him clean.
He will be up in no time, and ready for a drink of milk!