On our way back from checking the cattle in the top paddock a day or so later we discovered Gelato in labour, she is another of my favourite girls and was five days overdue. But on closer inspection we could only see one foot, and the head with the tongue poking out. Another one to the Preston Calving Suite, and after Ron went searching we had both feet and the head. A quick pull on the next contraction and it slipped out, a polled red heifer. She will be named Juicy Fruit and is sired by ET, she looks to be homozygous polled with her smooth round head.
Then only one day overdue from her AI date, KP Dame Ruby presented us with a black heifer by Bircham Ballantyne. Another impressive calf from this bull we own a semen share in. I was hoping for a polled bull, but this heifer is drop dead gorgeous, thick, deep and long like her mum. One to watch for sure. Still pondering a name either Jamaican Gold or Jade Princess.
It is still a waiting game for our frist calf from our imported American semen, with Emerald so dilated her bottom wobbles when she walks. Guess we will have to be patient.