Monday, December 12, 2011

then and now

Daddy Bird was out checking on our weanling calves last week and snapped a few pictures.  It was really interesting to see how much these calves have grown since they were born!

I'm going to do a little comparison for y'all with the pictures taken when they were born in March.  Keep in mind these calves were raised on their mothers' milk and grass.

Here's a little Angus Charolais cross steer wading in the creek at about a week old.

Here's the same steer at approximately 9 months and 600 lbs!

Here's a little black and white faced cutie.

Here's the same steer now!  Not quite as cute.

This photo was taken the day this little lady was born.

This is her today.  Her Mama is always the first cow to greet us when we come out to move them to a new pasture.  We're thinking about keeping her to breed next year.

This is my favorite calf of the whole bunch.  The red calf in the front.

Here she is today.  I'm keeping this one whether Daddy Bird wants to or not.

It's amazing to me how much these calves have grown in almost 9 months.  We'll do another comparison at a year.

Next year's calf crop should start arriving in 3 months or so!

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