PureCountry wrote:So if I understand your right Soap, when the weaning began they were a mile and a half from the calves, correct? Did you ever have fence crawlers get back to their calves? We used to wean and haul the calves home, and still had cows crawl/jump fences, and they'd be in our yard by morning bawling at the calves through the rails after covering 3 miles to get home.
The cows were driven home to substantial corrals, where they were locked in and fed rough hay for three days. The calves were left a mile and a half away, back where the cows were sorted from the calves. They would be let onto a nice adjoining meadow. They hardly missed their mothers, because they would be on fresh and nourishing aftergrass, and they would be just across the fence from where they had last seen their mothers.