The second half of our spring calving season is now complete. Since March 28th, we have had four heifers and a set of twin bulls. The heifers are sired by 3C Macho, In Dew Time, Momentum, and Trademark. The twins are out of a first calf heifer, and are sired by MF Prime Rib. The twins were a definite surprise to us! The heifer–we call her Sally–was calving when I came home from work, so I stayed with her until she had her calf and started cleaning him. Since all was well with her, I went to bed. A couple hours later I went to the barn and to my surprise, there was a second calf! Sally gave birth to both calves, cleaned them, and had them up nursing all on her own.
Our calf totals for the spring calving season are ten heifers and seven bulls, with birthweights ranging from 60 lbs. to 99 lbs., with the average being 81 lbs.