We woke up to this guy in our driveway this morning!! He is registered Red Angus bull, who is supposed to be in with the cows!
Our cattle are on pasture year-round, but we typically prefer them to stay INSIDE their fences!
The bulls (males) are in with the cows (females) right now for breeding. One bull will be used per 25-50 cows and cows will calve about 9 months after breeding!
Cows have one calf per year (except in the rare instances of twins but more on that later when Izzy calves...)
Our calves, like most cattle in the country, will be born on pasture, typically with no assistance from us. They stay with their mothers until weaning time. It's good to know that a majority of cattle in the US spend a majority of their lives on pasture!!
Kate Lambert grew up in northern Illinois, not on a farm but active in FFA and showing livestock.
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