25 thoughts on “Monday Portrait – 30 January

      1. She’d love to have a cow. She likes the Herefords that share a fence with the Refuge. My cousins had four steer they raised from calves. I was staying with my Aunt and Uncle while the steers were growing up. I just loved them. But they “went to McDonalds.”

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    1. It is a way that some farmers use to designate their own cattle. The new ear tag system should be used but some of the older farmers still notch an ear when they are calves.
      There are special tools for the job to notch ears

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        1. No I dislike that practice as well. The guidelines now are more tougher but in the bush no one is going to know if the cutters are disinfected between each notch or an anesthetic is applied

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