The last group of cows left the farm yesterday for a summer in a nature reserve in Blekinge about 1,5 h away But this girl was keep home and she is not happy about it, she had a rough start with a mom that really wanted her but didn’t have enough milk so we have been helping her with extra food.
Separating a calf from its mom is usually done at the age of 8 months when they are ready to leave the nest.
This one is barely 4 months but the risk of letting her go with the rest of the herd was too big if the mom don’t have enough milk and she isn’t big enough to only eat grass.
Instead she stay here on the farm with a few cows among others a cow with a small calf that hopefully takes on this girl too.
It’s a hard choice separating a calf both for it and the mom but it’s also a easy decision when you look on what is best long term for the calf.