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.  New calves are born every day.  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.  The one thing that causes losses is water.  With over 100 running springs on the ranch there are lakes, small ponds and pockets of water in every pasture.  It is great for livestock drinking water, but sometimes death for a new born staggering infant calf.  This was such an account.  The new arrival had been struggling in a fresh water spring to get up to her mother and was completely exausted. Stuck in hole - Getting Wet
Although the mother was not far away, the straight up closest route was near impossible.  Just as the calf was getting extremely weakened, a really wonderful thing happened just in time. Sad Dilema for Baby
Brad (Airline Controller) and Denise Troy (CPA)  are new residence at the ranch private DCCI housing development, Longhorn Hideaway.  As volunteer pasture "checkers" they road up on their trusty Quarter Horse, sired by Polaris, just in the nick of time.  The fledgling new born was assisted up to her impatient mother for a prompt milk snack. Brad and Denise are Rescuers Extroardinare
The following day all was well.  The 3 year old 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.  The heifer is a Shy Streaker daughter.  For information on purchases of DCCI breeding stock call 740 758 5050 or check the inventory at www.dickinsonlonghorn.net. 


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