Ruby (First-Calf Heifer)
Here’s another very short-statured heifer by Milkman. This girl is a real gem…such a sweetheart personality & great structure as well. And with Jammy’s udder & milk production looking the way it does, Ruby should be a fine milk cow also. She has plenty of Belle Fourche/ Hillview/ Mrald breeding behind her, so what a neat little package she is! Ruby is halter trained, and quite the pocket cow. I’m very happy to have her in the herd.
Ruby has had her first calf & is being a wonderful first-time momma. She has a lovely udder with great teat spacing. I didn’t have time to train her to milk this year, but she seems to have a good milk supply, so should mature into a fine milk cow. Ruby has given me a nice replacement heifer, so she will be available to go to a new home once Velvet is weaned late fall. She tested negative for Johne’s, BVD, BLV, and neospora in the fall of 2017.
The small photos below show Ruby as a newborn & at 5 months old…what a nice looking calf. The larger photos were at 15 months old. The udder photos were taken 3 days after calving.
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- 4/18/18 – “Velvet”, red heifer by Cecil