Mother Teresa our lovely Cow, still had milk and this proved to be a big bonus today when we had a very weak calf that we were worried about.It was decided to move Mother Teresa moved into the stock yard, and hopefully get Phoenix the calf to have a drink. It turned out not to be quite that easy as Phoenix was not interested in trying to drink and Mother Teresa was not interested in letting him.
Rita milked some of the cow’s milk into a bucket to try to get the calf to drink from the bucket. Finally after a lot of perseverance Rita got him to start to drink the milk from the bucket. The next step was to get him to drink from Mother Teresa’s teat and she obliged by letting him when she was kept confined in a small area.
We will get Mother Teresa in the stockyard everyday so Phoenix can have a drink and get stronger. The, hopefully she just might decide let him drink off her out in the paddock to make life easier!