This is my first year of being down here during calving season and one of my cows just had the first calf for my ‘herd’. Rusty said that for a Charolais to have an all black calf is fairly rare but that is what my bull calf is. Naturally, the bull is black, as he is an Angus / Charolais mix. As you will see in the picture, it is as hard to take a picture of a black calf as it is a black lab puppy. That is momma right behind him.
My ‘herd’ is down to 4 cows, but if all goes well it will be up to 7 by the end of calving season. My high for the herd was 11, but water and feed prices (and needing to sell 2 cows so we could buy another bull, which is half mine) as well as one dying of old age resulted in my going back to where I started at. But that is what happens to cattle farmers.