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Cute Little Calf

Posted on by Sheri
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We had the darling-est  little calf born on our farm yesterday!  It was born 25 days early. (In case you didn’t know, a cow’s gestation is normally 282 days.) Normally we move the pregnant heifers to another pen before they have their calves so they can be under a roof and in thick straw but this little gal was born before we had her mama moved.  She is doing very well.  We needed to borrow a goat nipple from a neighbor to feed it as our regular calf bottle nipple was too large. The normal birth weight for our calves is 70-90 pounds but this calf only weighs 27.6 pounds. It is dark brown and is very cute.