A few of my favourite things..

Calf Love

calf-love

What they really love is milk.

These little calves live on a dairy farm and are fed milk from buckets.  They make such a production of feeding time that the milk goes everywhere.  When the buckets are taken away, they start a frenzy of milk recovery.  Ears, noses, mouths; nothing is exempt from the recovery endeavour.

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5 responses

  1. The calves would love to suckle from the mother but the latest animal husbandry practices advocate weaning at birth. That could be the reason for calf love 🙂

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    May 2, 2009 at 8:48 pm

  2. Dairyman, thanks for your visit. I’m not sure if it is to moderate the amount of milk they drink that the calves are not fed by the cows: I’m sure both parties would prefer it! Weaning at birth seems a little harsh..

    Wandering about your site I couldn’t resist the offer to look at the carrot milk recipe. Who’d have thought? 🙂

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    May 3, 2009 at 10:55 am

  3. What a cute photo Mrs BB… I love calves…

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    May 5, 2009 at 10:22 pm

  4. Were you speaking about my breakfast table or…oh, calves, right.

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    May 5, 2009 at 11:04 pm

  5. Thanks, Amanda, they are sweet things.

    Burstmode, I have heard reports that such behaviour is not unique to the offspring of cows…

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    May 6, 2009 at 10:49 pm

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