Our rescued cow family update: But first, let’s recap: On the 23rd of March we welcomed two bobby calves ‘Moose’ and ‘Georgie’ to our family, they were destined to be killed, but luckily we found a farmer happy to let them be adopted, if there was a home. Then we found an awesome farmer kind enough to let us take Nina, a 9 1/2 year old dairy cow who was no longer in top production form and didn’t fall pregnant so was destined for slaughter. Because she was lucky enough to be naturally friendly, even though she wasn’t hand raised, she earned a place in the farmers heart so he let her be re-homed rather than be killed. We picked her up on the 31st of March, she had never ever been transported and we pushed her into a horse float and drove her 2 hours to our home, we had a camera in the float to observe her and she never once panicked or looked like trying to escape, instead just looked around and took everything in, and remained calm. When we arrived home she quietly backed out of the float and into her new life. What a legend. Then we hear from our neighbours, that a new neighbour had been left with a 2 year old steer that had been a rescued bobby calf, on their property by the previous owners. He was lonely and jumping paddocks to find friends and would we take him? Since we seemed to be on a cow rescue roll, we thought “why the hell not” and agreed to take him, so on the 29th of April, pretty much the whole street and friends got involved with moving him to our place. And so, now for my update! Nina and Luca are inseparable, they absolutely love each other, then 3 days ago we let Georgie and Moose join the herd (horse, cows, llama and alpaca) as they had been completely weaned off milk a week prior. Since then the 4 of them have been together and they are so close, Nina was cleaning the babies faces yesterday and they are never more than a few metres apart. A happy ending for 4 ex-dairy cows.
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