Lookie here – an Easter present for the farm. Introducing Dexter. We think.
We were lucky enough to receive this bundle of joy on Easter Sunday. It comes right up to humans and other cattle alike. Pretty friendly. We think it is a boy, which is awesome. A dun bull calf is highly prized in the world of Scottish Highland cattle, and there are already breeders and others sniffing around the farm to take a look at him. If it is a boy, this will be the first one we outright sell for breeding purposes, and his name will have our farm’s prefix in it, and so will his descendants, which is pretty cool. It also saves us the hassle of us castrating him. Which isn’t that big of a deal, but still. We won’t have our normal beef haul from this guy, but the money we will get for him will more than offset that little inconvenience.
Cross posted at LITGM.
7 thoughts on “Cigars All Around!”
He’s a darling! The Easter Bunny must have had to work very hard, eh?
Strange, he looks like your dog. ..
Smells like him too.
Congratulations on a fine specimen. The timing is perfect for Earth Day 2014 – more cow farts!
“It also saves us the hassle of us castrating him. Which isn’t that big of a deal, but still.”
I think you mean it isn’t a big deal to you, but I’m guessing Dexter would have a different opinion. He is a cute one though.
I imagine you are right, Jeff. But it does not seem to be as big of a deal as we may think after seeing it done a few times.
The video of Mike Rowe on his experiences with castrating sheep is hilarious.
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