Just like people, cattle can have best friends too. Did you know that?
Many of the farmers I know, don’t spend nearly as much time with their calves as I do. Since I am the crazy calf lady, I pick up on the little things, such as who likes who. When I figure out those pairs, I do my best to keep them together. I have a few dynamic duo pairs I wanted to share with you all.
Calves put a smile on my face, and I figured they might do the same for you all as well.
The first pair would be Rue (3369) and Dinosaur (3375). Unfortunately we have separated this pair due to the fact we decided it was best to sell Rue. She made a great pet, she just wasn’t keeping up with the rest of the girls her age. Dinosaur on the other hand was a calf that started off on the right foot. She was 120 pounds at birth, and has been thriving ever since. For some odd reason, those calves bonded. Guess opposites do attract, right? I have posted a picture of the two of them and myself, and you can easily compare the size difference.
The other dynamic duo pair I wanted to share with you would be Tortilla (3381) and Topanga (3382). These two were neighbors in the hutches and hit it off from the start. We recently shipped them to our heifer growers just last week (I’ll talk about that in a different post.) These two can be found eating, pooping, relaxing, ruminating or attacking me with love together. They do EVERYTHING together and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s easier to go through life with your best friend by your side!
One last thing, cattle don’t have to bond with other cattle. They do enjoy hanging with the one who has cared for them growing up, which would be someone like me! Some of my best friends are calves, heifers and cows! They sure seem to like me as much as I like them!