In April this year, we took delivery of the first two cows who have become the start of our Dexter herd here at ‘Near River’, and as regular readers know, last week I was away from the farm on a bit of a road trip.
Both girls have been carrying a calf since they arrived, so when do you think our first calf was born?
Yep, that’s right, when I wasn’t there. But that’s no panic, as Dexters are re-known for many positive attributes, one being easy birthing. And further details about Dexters can be found in my earlier post Sustainable Cattle Called Dexter.
Called Dixie, our latest arrival is settling in very well, and although we first thought her to be a heifer, it now looks as though she’ll be a steer! And we’re looking forward to her sibling entering the world any day now too.
I think we might have to look into changing her name though – can’t have him ending up with a complex like Johnny Cash’s ‘A Boy Named Sue’!
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