The fourteen red angus heifers that were in calf to Blueprint that we purchased from Rex Frankcombe have all calved over on our other block. They are chunky little calves with the Blueprint nature. Unfortunately one of the girls gave birth and walked off just leaving the calf still in the sack. We tried to get here back to the calf but she was not interested. Mark gave him a quick rub with a towel and he was up trying to get a drink off the other girls, but no-one would have a bar of him. It was just on nightfall and the decision was made to bring him back home as we had some colostrum in the freezer and he quickly drank the first litre and hasn't looked back. Funny all of the neighbourhood kids want to come and visit to see the new calf. Final count at the block 6 bulls and 8 heifers, one bull calf out of a red angus / charolais cross heifer is structurally stunning and would make a good commercial bull for first calving heifers.
Meanwhile back at the home block the Dexters are also calving with 16 due between mid Feb and June. So far we have had some nice little ones arrive all sired by Heir Apparent -
KP Hannah Montana has produced a black heifer
Florida gave us a red chunky bull calf
Rawlings Granita has a black bull
Jaffa had a solid red bull calf
and this morning Rawlings Goddess of Fire has given us a red heifer
Not sure if the bulls will all be steered as we do not need additional bulls at this time and desperately need steers for the markets, so I am not going to name those. The girls will be Lalaloopsy for Hannah's heifer and Lite My Fire for Goddess's calf, unless I can come up with something better.