Monday, December 01, 2014

The calves are growing fast!

Gypsy was born October 13th.  The Holsteins were purchased on October 20th and 30th.  So the youngest (the one with the most black on his body) is a month old.  Gypsy is six weeks old, and Whitey (the one my grandson bought from me) is five weeks.    


Here they are a month ago, the day we purchased Moose.


I just took this shot this morning.  Can you see the difference?  The man at the dairy was able to pick up each of the Holstein calves, walk them to our trailer, and load them when we bought them.  I would hate to see him trying to pick them up now!

The three of them together are now consuming about two large coffee-cans of calf starter daily and eating quite a bit of hay.  In an emergency, I could wean any of them and they would survive on starter and hay, but there's no need to do that.  

3 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

So glad they are thriving and growing. You are blessed to have them there to watch. It's a beautiful thing to see little ones growing up. Not just cows, but people too.

TARYTERRE said...

No question they are getting bigger. I still think they are sweethearts whatever their size.

Margaret said...

Wow, they are definitely thriving in your care!!