Calving Season is Here!
Updated: May 24, 2020
The Ranch recently welcomed its first baby calf on May 13. Since then, the Ranch has welcomed even more baby calves.
Watch the video to see our first two baby calves, lambs jumping on their moms and running in the pasture, Lucy trying to taste their wine while Monte and Robyn enjoy the sunset, and finally an artistic picture from our creative customer Eli!
Five MOOtastic Facts about the Cattle at Grateful Graze
1. A girl calf who has NOT had a baby yet is called a heifer. A mom or girl calf who HAS already had a baby is called a cow. A boy calf who has NOT been castrated is called a bull while a boy calf who HAS had his testicles removed is called a steer.
2. A new baby calf will weigh anywhere from 50 to 70 pounds while a mom cow will weigh anywhere between 1000 to 1400 pounds on average.
3. A baby calf is weaned from its mom cow's milk at about 10 months.
4. A cow's gestation or the time she is pregnant for is about 9 months.
5. Unlike most human moms, cows eat their placenta for protection and nutrition.