The three heifers and the more senior cow, Topanga, have been effectively keeping the neighbors grass trimmed during the summer. On a typical year, the grass would have all dried up by now and we would have moved the traveling herd home. But with these series of small storms, we have had enough moisture to keep the grass growing so the four critters are quite content to continue with their work.
We knew Topanga was pregnant and alerted the neighbor to be aware that she may deliver in the next week. Without any intervention or anyone around to witness the birth, Topanga let her instincts take care of matters. Then she went back to her job at manicuring the pastures.
Donna weighs in at 72 lbs. and was sired by KC Night Prowler.
Topanga, Donna and the three heifers will be moved home in the next few weeks.