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Breeding Age

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“Research over a number of years has indicated that, economically the optimum age at first calving is between 23 and 25 months of age.” The Dairy Site Making decisions based on economics when you are dealing with a biological function … Continue reading

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The Latest on Violet

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Seems hard to believe that it’s been almost two years since we were bottle-feeding Violet. She was born Christmas day and her mama, Maybelle, died three weeks later. Since we’re coming up on her birthday and it’s been a while, … Continue reading

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Violet Update

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Violet is three months old as of last Sunday, and a sturdy, healthy calf. At this age, she’s about the equivalent of a human toddler, with typical toddler behaviors – easily distracted, the occasional temper tantrum and “forgetting” lessons she’s … Continue reading

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