Welcome to Moosters Meadows - home of Irish Dexter Cattle! We strive to breed a truly dual purpose Dexter, providing both excellent beef and milk. All of our Dexters are purebred and registered with the American Dexter Cattle Association (ADCA). We'll be blogging about what goes on here on our little ranch in Wyoming and life with Dexters. Feel free to visit our website as well.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Stormin' and Calvin'

Calving continues right along with those unpredictable spring snow storms.  We do live in Wyoming, after all!

We've had two storms in two weeks.  The snow itself is not so bad, but the wet/rainy slush first, followed by heavy winds and snow makes for deadly consequences if you don't stay on it.  We stuffed babies and mommas in every building:

Luckily it's toward the end of the hay feeding season and Chris was able to move bales around in the hay barn to make room for a large portion of the herd.  There were babies everywhere we looked.

Even cows who wouldn't normally EVER come in to a building brought new babies inside for a break from the winds.  Dash's behind is about three inches from the door, but her new heifer Debonaire is well inside and warm!

As soon as the storms passed, the herd gets sent back out to the pastures.  Some of those little ones quickly figured out that a bed of hay was a wonderful thing!  We always have to check to make sure that we don't have calves sleeping in the feeders before we drop in a new bale.  Silly kids!

Current count:  24 calves - 12 bull calves and 12 heifers.

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