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Entered By: Mark
Entry Date: 2016-07-27 23:55:49
Subject: New Calf

Always thankful when we get a new answer to the question...

"Where's the beef?"

This calf was born yesterday, but you should resist the urge to go up and pet it. Her mother is one mean mama. She nearly killed John and me on different occasions in years past. In both cases her young calf got too close to us. We definitely were not trying to approach the calf. I never saw her coming, but she completely uprooted my feet and the next thing I saw was the sky, and my leg tangled in barbed wire.

The pictures are a bit fuzzy because we respect this cow enough to not get anywhere near her and her baby. I was on my way out to inspect some field work this evening and noticed the calf unattended. As soon as I touched the gate her mother, known as Venada Vaca (Deer Cow) rushed up to the calf's side. We call her Deer Cow (not Dear), because when we first acquired her from a nearby farm, she ran about eight miles in circles while we chased. When we did get her 200 lb. body in a rope, she broke a cement pillar in her escape attempt.

Texas bulls have nothing on this beast, but she does make a good mother and this is her third healthy calf.

BTW, this calf is not likely to be on our plates in the next few years. The last four calves have been males, so we welcome another future mother.

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