It's that time of year again, calving season! We love this time as we get to spend more time among the herd, getting to know the new calves as they arrive. With each pasture check, we have hope of seeing a new baby in the field. Currently, we have 50 momma cows who will calve through approximately a 60-day window. Starting at the end of March, our aim is to have all the new calves by early June. Giving a short and succinct allows us to keep a strong record of each new baby and their growth.
Every ranch is different in their calving practices. We prefer to keep our cows on a Spring cycle for multiple reasons. The biggest reasoning is the weather. Due to our grass-fed program, the grasses are much richer come Spring, giving our momma cows the best nutrients during nursing. This also improves rotations on the pastures. The grasses ability to bounce back increases as does the days length. While the weather warms, there is less risk of sick calves or exposure to the elements. Keeping newborn calves out of wet weather boosts a healthy start to life.
Take a look at one of our newest members laying in the clovers! We just love our herd. If you enjoy seeing each new calf, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.