For whatever reason, we opted not to tag Lily when she was born. To be honest, I dont think we had the proper tagger at the time and since she was the only heifer without a tag we didn’t worry about it. Luckily, Lily has not (yet) befallen any of the terrible things that I tend to believe will happen to animals with names. We have since acquired the appropriate tagger and Lily will soon be getting an eartag with a number to go with her name!
Lily got her name because she was due to be born on my birthday. She was a couple of days late but NP still dubbed her Lil-E which morphed into Lily.
The other unique thing about Lily is that she is 26147 (Abby)’s 3rd calf. And the 2nd heifer born at Brun Ko Farm. Lily is 15 months old and was featured in a FB post last week when I bred her following a dance NP and I attended. You can read more about breeding cows in this post). We will be watching Lily closely here this next week to get a feel for whether or not she ‘settled’ or got pregnant at that breeding. If she didn’t settle, Lily will show signs of heat and we will breed her again. If we don’t see signs of heat then we will wait a few more weeks and then check to see if she is pregnant. Fingers crossed for good news!
Lily spends most of her time with our older steer group as she is close in age to them. I imagine she experiences all of the same things as a girl with more brothers than sisters! She falls right in the middle of the command chain and certainly knows how to look after herself. She isn’t the boss of the group but she doesn’t let the boys get the best of her either! She is not nearly as friendly as her half sister 26160 was but she is getting used to being handled by NP and I.
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