We could see Blush about 200 feet from the rest of the cows off to herself. It was obvious she was in labor.
Little Maroon was born in the back of the big nursery field just as we were feeding the rest of the cows and babies. As we got closer we could see the minute-old calf struggling to stand. We gave Blush a slab of hay to eat.
She was very hungry from all the birthing business and took time to eat her fill while Maroon stood and flopped countless times around her until finally getting his feet to cooperate enough for forward movement. He was hungry after all that birthing business also and took right to eating.
From birth to standing and nursing, all in about 15 minutes.