Baby is here!

Most importantly, “mom” Rosalind is good:

Baby BOY named Ritz born January 1, 2012, early in the morning. First baby of the new year, we think! Would be a legitimate 1-1 birthdate, if Kelly wants him for the dairy steer program at the fair (haha!)

WINNER OF THE CALVING DATE CONTEST: Mary Troyer

WINNER OF THE NAMING CONTEST: Mallonee Family

The little (no, BIG) turkey had sucked mama dry before we even found him, so we milked out a bottle of colostrum, but had to re-heat most of it to try to feed him that evening. He was not very hungry for about 18 hours!

We milked Rosalind around 7am on Sunday morning and have her on a 12 hour schedule. She is a piece of cake to milk, but milks out fast, so we have to watch the machine pretty closely!

And a picture of her pins after calving, for the KFC’ers:

Then we got our heifer calf from Proud Rose’s calving and she’s here to keep Ritzy company and use up Rosalind’s milk. So cute, I’m not sure I could sell her!!

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3 thoughts on “Baby is here!

    1. CanningMama

      Oh, and he’s a cutie. He looks like Chuck’s twin brother, especially with the exact same blanket on that Kelly loaned me! 🙂

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  1. Beth

    Gotta love the new addition. I even stood out in the cold for hours just to snap pictures of an angus calf being born….great pictures, frozen fingers. Not exactly what you frame and hang in your house but I was pleased I caught a live birth!

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