|Bluestem Abe, British White Park, with mother and friend|
In a grass-fed operation, the experts say to time calving with the local deer fawning season; that's June around here. The idea is to keep calves with their mothers through the cold of winter and wean them onto fresh grass in the spring for the least stress and best growth on the calves. The cows then get three months of high-protein forage to finish growing their next calf before starting the process over again.
|Bluestem Abe and Mary|
And really, don't they look happy together?