The kids show dairy calves because of their calm personalities.
But this year Mike was given the chance to show a neighbors beef calf.
This is a whole new ball game.
We get dairy calves at 24hrs old. We bottle feed. No mother cows to deal with.
Now he has to get the trust of a month old beef steer calf still nursing on mom in 10 acre pasture.
He still hadn’t managed to touch Chevy. (the name Chevy reflects what he is saving his fair money for!)
The closest he has gotten is about 10yrds before Chevy gets nervous and runs off.
Mommy cow, thankfully, is mellow and wonderfully indifferent. She calmly stands still and waits for Mike to dump out a bit of sweet feed for her.
No magical ending this time either. But tomorrow is another day.
And we have lots more buckets of sweet feed to hopefully entice him close enough.
He has a very sweet face, I hope we earn his trust soon.
September fair is only 3 months away!