Friday, 28 October 2011
It's a girl.
Our Belgian Blue Heifer had a heifer calf, born by Caesarean section quite late last night. Mother and baby are doing well. Sorry about the quality of the photograph but the lights were dim and left on for her all night and the farmer shone his torch which shows on her back - but thought you would like to see it nevertheless. The calf has beautiful big eyes.
She had her first feed through a tube into her first stomach, so that she got that early collostrum. Hopefully, by this morning, she will have fed normally, as she had moved when we went in last night really late, so she is obviously walking around.
I am out all day today and out to dinner tonight, so a pretty hectic day. Glorious sunshine here in North Yorkshire. I know I shall enjoy my day - enjoy yours, wherever you are.