Tom loves attention and we had a chance to get to know each other yesterday for a bit while I was out with the camera. He weighs about 1750 lbs and is about 17.2 hands tall. A nice addition to the farm :)
.....and this is Gus. Gus came to live on the farm in January of 2009 as a stall mate for Gert. Also to feed some of the excess milk we had. We had thought to raise him for beef - we have raised Holstein beef before and love it but this time it didn't turn out that way. It turned out better for Gus. He's a year old and is a nice sized steer. He's gone to a new home where he will be a mate for a steer that looks just like him. They will be yoked together and will be driven by a young girl. No freezer for Gus :)
That's the way life is on our farm.....you never know what's going to change from one day to the next. No one can ever complain that it's boring!