Some calves arrive…

by David

…with “herd bull” tattooed” on their chest. That’s the case with this not-so-little guy who arrived recently. In this picture Equinox is just a few hours old and looking for horizons to conquer.

EquinoxHe’s descended from Buttercup, a pure Traditional Devon from Brian Drake’s herd in England. Sadly Brian has now fully retired and dispersed his herd.

The sire is TDA Churchill and he goes back to the great English champion Cashtiller, dam of four bull calves that topped the British annual sales. That’s a record that will probably stand forever. Cash, herself, won every Devon show she ever entered!

With that much history packed into his 70 pounds, this calf could almost be called “Great Expectations”!