Sunday, October 12, 2014

Round Up

Rounding up the herd to separate the cows from their calves can be a noisy business. While visiting friends on a Colorado cattle ranch we watched as the herd made its way to the holding pens where the calves were loaded into trailers and hauled away. Then the cows were turned back out into the pasture.
 A cow will call for her calf for days after they are separated.

This breed of cattle originated in France and is called Limousine.

10 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Moo!

Andy said...

Holy cow!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

How sad. And the other side of the equation is that the calves probably call for their mothers as well.

Mersad said...

That's really sad. :(

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Sharon Anck said...

Oh my that is kind of sad isn't it?

glenda said...

We are all of the same opinion, very sad.

Lowell said...

I can imagine the noise. What mother takes lightly separation from a child? Provocative photos, especially the last one.

William Kendall said...

The cows definitely wouldn't like that.

Thérèse said...

The Limousine live close to us (around two hours drive perhaps) I'll try to portray them on a future trip in that direction. I should bring the Limousine your picture to show them how lazy they are eating and exercising... :-)
Being a mother is pretty hard at times.

Kate said...

This must be quite a sight! Love that face!!