King David on assignment…

by David

…we’re fortunate to have some cooperative farmers to handle our heifers (and keep them away from the bulls)! But this is NOT that time of year.

King David
Photo by Curt Humphreys

Here is the King (2nd from right), a half English Devon bull from the old Essington Park herd, and his harem of eight English and American heifers.

Between munches he can be heard saying “tough work but somebody’s got to do it”.

If you’ve been wondering: yes there’s a plan in our breeding. We start with the heifers and then the artificial insemination before moving to the main herd.

That spaces the calving so we are generally watching the right cows at the right time. Generally.