As mentioned last week, my friends Wes and Amy have bought a cow, well, actually it’s a heifer, but we will get into all that in a little bit. If you are a long time reader of this blog then you were probably around way back when Amy was pregnant and we conducted a poll as to what she and Wes should name their baby girl. For some rather dumb reason, I didn’t post the results of the poll, but they ended up naming their little lass Chelsea, who will soon be two. She and this blog share the same birth year!
The heifer was purchased specifically for breeding. Wes plans to breed her and sell her offspring in hopes of making some cash. The heifer lives with other heifers on Granny Bryan’s hill, which of course is close to the farm.
Recently, Wes bought a bull to be the stud for the heifers. His cost was $2100! Apparently the bulls are worth more money so you know Wes will be keeping his fingers crossed for a little bull come spring. The calves will sell around $400 or more depending on if it is a little girl or little boy calf. The bull is currently living down the road at Mr. Taylor’s barn and will be released to have his way with all the heifers when springtime arrives.
On a completely unrelated note, the heifers have been getting out of their pasture a lot lately and are often in Wes’ parents’ backyard. Can you imagine waking up to a backyard full of heifers?
So, Amy would like to solicit your help in naming the (hopefully) soon to be pregnant and therefore soon to be a cow, heifer. Put your suggestions in the comment section and once we get some suggestions, Amy will narrow it down and we will have a poll to vote on the winning name. This may be the only time in your life you get to name a heifer, soon to be cow, so take advantage of it and be creative!