I'm Stuck And Can't Get to Mamma
June 3, 2008
|At Dickinson Cattle Co. Inc in the Appalachian hills of Ohio
calving season is a fun time.Â New calves are born every day.Â The DCCI cattle
take care of themselves and spend their life outside in the snow, mud and
good times of green lush grass. With Texas Longhorn cattle only one birth
in over 1300 are assisted so calving season is not a burden like many other
breeds.Â The one thing that causes losses is water.Â With over 100 running
springs on the ranch there are lakes, small ponds and pockets of water in
every pasture.Â It is great for livestock drinking water, but sometimes death
for a new born staggering infant calf.Â This was such an account.Â TheÂ new
arrival had been struggling in a fresh water spring to get up to her mother
and was completely exausted.
|Although the mother was not far away, the straight up closest route was
near impossible.Â Just as the calf was getting extremely weakened, a really
wonderfulÂ thing happened just in time.
|Brad (Airline Controller) and Denise Troy (CPA)Â are new residence at
the ranch private DCCI housing development, Longhorn Hideaway.Â As volunteer
pasture "checkers" they road up on their trustyÂ Quarter Horse, sired by Polaris,
just in the nick of time.Â The fledgling new born was assisted up to her
impatient mother for a prompt milk snack.
|The following day all was well.Â TheÂ 3 year oldÂ cow Super Point by
famous Super Bowl (only TL bull to sire 7 over 70" sons) was doing what a
good mother does~~~~loving her new baby.Â The heifer is a Shy Streaker daughter.Â
For information on purchases of DCCI breeding stock call 740 758 5050 or
check the inventory at www.dickinsonlonghorn.net.Â
Registered Texas Longhorns since 1967
DCCI~~~ Purveyor of “one owner” quality Cattle.