We are down to the last batch of weaning for the year. The final 8 calves have now had their green weaners placed in their noses.
Once the clips are installed, the calves need to take an few minutes to get used to the new jewelry. The smooth plastic does not hurt the calves and it does not stop the calves from eating grass and hay or from drinking water. It seems confusing to them that when they nuzzle the cow that they cannot seem to get their tongue around the device in order to nurse.
The calves are big enough to grow well without the mothers milk they are used to and the cows need to begin preparing for the new offspring that they are already pregnant with.
It won’t be long before we start the new round of calving.