First impressions

A baby calf nursing for the first time…..if everything’s going right, it might look a little peaceful. There’s a quote from a North Carolina Angus breeder Joe Hampton that sticks in my mind: “There’s nothing better than calving. If seeing a baby calf get up and nurse...

Spring

The season of hope, when new calves arrive; When temperatures warm up and nature thrives; When sleep eludes, yet energy abounds; Everywhere, the miracle of life can be found. Calving season starts suddenly one day, Then wraps up quietly, before you’re onto the next...

Getting ahead of chills

A month ago, I saw the February calving date approaching and thought about all the times I’d seen heifers decide on just the wrong place for the wind and weather, despite ample shelter. I always tried to right the wrong and at least once each year I brought a chilled...

Bovine babies grow up fast

They’re not quite babies anymore. If you were with us back in April you likely caught a glimpse of this cute calf post by Miranda. #Calfwatch14 was in full swing and the CAB staffers who dedicate before and after work hours to caring for their own herds kept...