A couple of the calves, the first born, were a little harder to catch to vaccinate, ear tag, and band. Especially the calf belonging to a red Angus cow. Every time the cow sees us, she heads for the trees, and using the trees as cover sneaks around us to keep her calf hidden. We have to match wits with her to figure out how to get in front and behind her. But we managed to catch her calf.
|Guard cow Cori on the chase|
|Guard cow Cori being vigilant|
|Herfy and Myrtle|
We've had most of our cows long enough we know which ones have problems, which ones to be wary of when they have a new calf, and which ones could care less if you touch their calf. That's the fun part of having a herd, you get to see the different traits in them and enjoy their quirks.