Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Bet I was the only one doing this on a Tuesday evening
Holding a squeeze chute open for a cow, so her calf could be taught how to suck from her.
Can you believe it?
I just have to draw the line at getting fresh cow poop on my shirt, like Mark did.
I'm not that dedicated.
I'm becoming such the farm girl, eh?
RENEE'S FARM FACT OF THE DAY (Okay, I didn't know this, maybe most do, but it was news to ME):
Anyway, here goes.
When males cows (is there such a thing? or is it just a bull? anyway . .) are young, you can put this little
ring dealie on their private part and it cuts off the circulation to said part and slowly, it shrivels up and falls off.
Why, do you ask? (I bet the cow is asking the same damn thing). So that they're just a 'steer', and not a 'bull '(used for reproducing). Mark taught me this today, while pointing out a male calf ding-a-ling. I felt bad for that little calf, but Mark swears it doesn't bother them. But really, how does he KNOW that? They may need some serious counseling in the future.
Posted by Renee