Baby Belle was born to our cow Jingle on Saturday, December 26th. She is the first heifer born at Venison Valley! Her sire is Uvray, a registered Normande.
This was the first time that I've had to intervene in a calving. Jingle just didn't have enough to push the head and shoulders through. Uvray is not a 'calving ease' bull, apparently! With a helper pulling each leg, we were able to help Belle through during a few consecutive contractions. The good news is that both calf and momma are healthy.