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New Semagen Calves

Three keenly anticipated calves arrived this week: an Ernesto heifer from Semagen Fortune Madonna-IMP-ET, a heifer from the Regancrest HHF Mac x Semagen Pronto Regina-IMP-ET flush, and a bull from the same flush. Madonna's heifer is large and black.  The two from Regina are 50/50s, not quite up to the size of the Ernesto, but good healthy calves.  Madonna has started her first lactation well, seemingly unperturbed by the milking shed and keen to milk. She's displaying a strong fore attachment as well as good height and width in the rear udder. Here's a couple of shots to illustrate, taken only a few days after calving.

I'm still disappointed with her lack of loin strength and the wonky topline that it produces. They're definitely the areas where she needs improvement in our mating choices and I'm keen to hear what you might suggest for the job.