Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Welcoming New Cows to our Farm

Last week we purchased 48 cows to add to our herd. They were living on a dairy in Holmes County, Ohio prior to moving to our farm. The family who owned them was ready to retire from milking cows and we were looking to expand our herd.

The cattle traveled from Holmes County in three trucks. . . .


Taylor and Lad are ready to receive the cattle into our freestall barn. . . .

Here come a few milk cows. . . .

Lad looks on while one cow inspects her new home prior to getting out of the trailer. . . .

Lad with Keith, who’s family sold us the cows. . . .

The new cows having a bite to eat in their new home. . . .

Lad and Taylor inspect the cows. . . .

The freestall beds are filled with sawdust waiting for the new cows to lie down. . . .

Lad checks each cow on his list while Taylor vaccinates them with Ultrabac CD and Salmonella Newport SRP. These vaccines protect the cows from preventable illness. . . .

These cows have been at our farm one week. It took them a few days to get used to their new surroundings. They didn’t eat as much as they should the first day or two at our farm, but by the third day, they were eating well.

They are a good group of cows and we’re happy to have them at our farm! 

4 comments:

  1. I've been to the Hottle Dairy Farm a few times and am glad to see their cows have a nice new home with you all!!!!!

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  2. Thanks for the comment RJ. We're glad to have these cows as part of our herd!

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  3. Congratulations!!

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  4. You have lots of healthy-looking cows! I wonder how it feels to wake up in the morning, with a glass of fresh cow’s milk waiting at the breakfast table. Raising cows can also be a very profitable business. For those who want to start a cattle business, first thing you have to find is a spacious farm, with vast fields of fresh grass and legumes.

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