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Herd Highlights ~ Ruthie

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 10:20 PM

Ruthie

She was our first full fledged bottle baby. Ruthie’s mom, Divine, passed away from hardware disease (despite multiple vet visits) when baby Ruthie was only a few weeks old. It took time and patience to get her to take a bottle. Once she understood bottle = food she eagerly ran to us 4+ times a day.

When she was 2 years old she injured her hoof. Vet said to give her aspirin. We tried all the conventional methods - she would not swallow that huge aspirin. Hmm – bottle, crushed aspirin in milk replacer? Why not? It worked! So, We are pretty sure she would take a bottle to this day.

Ruthie grew up to be a beautiful Angus cow. She loves her neck rubbed, the harder the better, and her back. She gives wet nose kisses to us frequently. She has blessed us with 4 healthy calves. The last one a heifer – Babe! (Who promises to be a beautiful mess just like her mom.)

 

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