Scarlett seems to have pulled out all the stops & has produced a fabulously well-built heifer. I also finally have the pink-nosed heifer out of Rousseau that I’ve been waiting for all these years. I am extremely pleased with this girl! Rosie seems to be quite improved over her dam, so she has been retained in Scarlett’s place. And she is SUCH a sweetheart…probably one of the friendliest calves I’ve had yet….very easy to handle & also halter trained.
Rosie is a very correct cow, with great thickness through her body, and good space between the legs. Her udder is much improved over her dam’s, and she is doing wonderfully as a milk cow. She was extremely easy to train to hand-milk, no fuss or kicking at all, has good production for her second lactation, and has the lovely, rich, creamy milk that her sire’s line is known for.
As much as I hate to say good-bye to my last Rousseau daughter, Rosie has given me a very nice heifer as her replacement. So, Rosie will be available to go to a new home when Garnet is weaned late fall.
See Rosie’s baby pictures below (top 3). The second large photo is from fall 2016. The third large photo & the udder photos were all taken about a week after her second calving, with a full udder right before milking time. What a fine-looking cow!
- 4/17/17 – “Brisket”, red-fawn steer calf by Margarethe’s Dairyman (Jersey AI cross)
- 4/21/18 – “Garnet”, red heifer by Cecil
- Sire: Belle Fourche Rousseau: Circle H’s Nutmeg x Circle H’s Frederick
- Dam: 2CA Scarlett: Wendy’s RY Red Upula x K Heart Red Thunder