It has been a busy last 5 days here on the farm with two of our cows Olivia and Catriona calving, as well as trying to get organised for the Suffolk Show next week. Catriona calved on Thursday 19th May, all went very smoothly and we woke up to a very healthy and happy calf (girl). Then on Saturday night at about 8pm Olivia calved (another girl) they are both absolutely gorgeous and enjoying running around in the safety of their nursery area, which is a field we specifically fence of for the cows to calve in, where we know there are no ditches, mud or anything else for them to contend with.
Olivia's calf had a little bit of difficulty suckling to begin with, nothing major as this happens from time to time. With a little bit of help and a bit of improvisation after 90 minutes she was happily suckling. We will just keep an eye on her for the next few days just to make sure she suckles of all 4 teats as they can tend to choose a couple of favourites. We will keep you updated on the calves progress!
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