Several months ago, I had Glory Bee AI’ed (artificially inseminated) with black angus bull semen. I had mobile vet Clara Mason here yesterday to check on the results.
Glory Bee will not be knitting calf booties anytime soon. She is NOT bred. I was so sure she was! She looked pregnant. Even the vet looked at her when she arrived and said she looked pregnant. Everyone has thought Glory Bee looked pregnant. Sigh!
She was given a shot of lutalyse to throw her into heat and I brought in Dumplin.
Dumplin and I were quite proud of our training work. She still gets a little confused sometimes when she walks into the milking parlor, but she figures herself out pretty quickly and goes into the headlock. She just needs a minute to remember her homework.
Dumplin was given her dose of lutalyse. If things go as planned this time, she and mommy can be knitting booties together for fall calves!
Now I’m on heat watch, waiting for Glory Bee and Dumplin to start “riding” each other, showing signs of heat. By the end of the week, the vet should be back to AI them both with black angus semen.
The mister has already arrived in his liquid nitrogen coach.
Next up, Moon Pie, who will be one year old in March. Sometime this summer, I’ll have her AI’ed, too.
If I can just get all the girls bred this year, my little beef herd is on its way. I’ll go from three cows to six. (Girls will be kept for breeding. Boys will…..go.)
Crossing fingers it works this time.