It was moooving day this week!
The move did not include any packing material or boxes--
just calves that enjoyed kicking up their heels with
the excitement of a new experience.
The oldest calves in the calf hutches (at least three months old)
were moved from their individual hutches to a small pasture
where they will begin living together as a herd.
Before being put on the trailer,
each calf received a vaccination to protect them from
common calf diseases and a dose of wormer.
This weaning process began weeks before moving day by
transitioning them from milk to water and a grain that is
formulated for the growth of an older calf.
Weaned calves continue to be monitored closely for
any signs of illness during their twice a day feeding in
I'm thankful for each of these calves
that we have raised from their
first day of life down on the dairy farm
the future production of high-quality milk
that begins with a healthy calf.