Do you remember this post about Queenie? Queenie is the oldest cow in our herd at 14 years of age. ?It’s not overly old, some cows do live to 17 or 18 but she’s had 12 calvings which includes 3 sets of twins so her old body is getting a bit tired. Brian was thinking of culling her last year as she has a high cell count now, her udder nearly stretches to the ground and she is [...]
Did you know that babies can have nipple confusion? I didn’t until I was in the maternity hospital after my first and I was advised to feed him with expressed milk from a bottle occasionally before he reached 6 weeks or otherwise he might not be able to drink from the bottle if I wanted to leave him with someone while I got my hair cut etc. ?I totally forgot about it with my daughter and leaving her [...]
Hello, my name is Maggie Moo and I am the first calf to be born at Garrendenny in 2014. I’ve been chosen by the farmers to be their blogging calf and tell you all about life here on an Irish dairy farm as I grow into a yearling and then move into the milking herd in two years time.
It’s pretty busy here, there [...]