Category Archives: Cattle

Mostly about my beloved Bovines.

Elvis

  This year, sadly, Butterfly’s calf didn’t make it. We think it was born dead or died shortly afterwards. Butterfly always hides her calf in the bush for a few days to a week after calving. When we saw she … Continue reading

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The cows – Hotblack

Hotblack Desiato was born in July 2012. She was such a sweet, tiny little calf. Dora is her dam (mother) and Dougall her sire (father). In comparison to G-Zeus, she was up and on her feet, out munching grass with … Continue reading

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The cows – Dora

We bought Millview Dora Belle two years ago to expand out little herd of three. Dora is a lot shorter, and finer structured than the others. She’s really quite tiny, but is a ‘long legged’ dexter, not a short (I … Continue reading

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Loan-a-bull

We don’t keep a bull on the farm full time. One day we will, but for now, we’ve been ‘borrowing’ one, named Dougall McBrave. Dougall comes from a Dexter breeder¬†over near Collie. ¬†He’s polled (naturally hornless) and is a great … Continue reading

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The cows – Fig

‘Ashben Valley Fig’ came to live with us the same time as Butterfly and Fizz; the first three bovines to grace us with their presence. Also known as Figgy Pop when she is good, and Figgy Matilda when she is … Continue reading

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The cows – Butterfly

Here’s a little intro to the bovine members of our family. Butterfly was the first cow we got. aka “Butters” for short. Her full name is Djookorba Butterfly. Butterfly is a pig. Well, she’s a cow, but she eats like … Continue reading

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Hotblack’s calf arrives

Just after Christmas our little 6 month old heifer, Hotblack, surprised us all by coming in season. Not expecting her to be ready to procreate, she was still suckling from Mum! The bull that we had here, Dougall McBrave, was … Continue reading

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