Our calves are usually born in the spring. Calving is timed to coincide with the new emerging spring grass so the mother cow will have nutritious grass to eat, which helps produce an abundance of milk for her calf. Our calving is almost always done outside.
We prefer the cows to calve within a few weeks of each other. This allows us to keep a close eye on all the cows that are about to give birth, so that if there are any birthing problems we can step in to help. A short calving period also means the calves will reach market weight at approximately the same time, allowing the selling of a uniform group of calves.
During calving, we keep an eye on the newborn calves and their mothers to ensure the calves are thriving. Feeding and bedding areas are available that are sheltered from the elements keep the young cattle comfortable and protected.