Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dinner For Two

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This is our second set of twins this year out of a group of Red Angus cows we bought last fall. Anna has christened the heifer calves Hailey and Bailey. 

Mama can't quite handle the milk production for two, so Hailey is now on a bottle. If we lose a calf in the next few weeks, she will be eligible for adoption, but for now, our girls are claiming her as their own.

7 comments:

BoufMom9 said...

WOW! That is amazing!
Is it common to have twins that often????

Dawn said...

Love the names!

Susan Rose said...

I started to be sad for the bottle-fed calf, then I realized it's getting the same milk! No nutritional loss! I hope Mama still lets both babies snuggle.

Julie said...

Susan, FYI - if the Mama can't handle milk production for two, then the calf is put on milk replacer. It's still nutritionally sound and the calf does fine as long as it got adequate colostrum initially.

Jenny said...

Bottle feeding calves is fun and a good teaching tool for the kids. Hope they have fun with it!

Heather said...

We started calving yesterday here in ND and got 15 in. of snow last night. This doesn't make it easy at all. But we've got 2 calves on the ground and they sure are cute. Our neighbor has 10 sets of twins so far.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

I grew up on a dairy farm, and before I was born, my dad had a cow that had QUADRULPLETS! They were identical, which was highly rare, and all grew up to be great milk producers. The newspaper came and took pictures and everything. Those twins reminded me of that--thought I'd share it with you!

 
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