Panda Calf Update

Just wanted to show you how Panda Calf is doing. I first introduced him to you when he was a just a week old back in March.

 He only weighed about 70 pounds here.


Here he is at a month old:



At a little over 2 months old, he was reluctant to let his mother clean his face. He thought he was a big boy.


Here’s how he looked at 8 months of age when we rounded up the cattle to bring them in from the summer pasture:


And here he is today at a little over 9 months old:

He weighs about 550 pounds now, which means he’s gained almost 500 pounds so far-  not exactly a “Jenny Craig success story“.  He is technically a steer now as he was castrated along with the rest of the boy calves back in November.  Steers are easier to handle and gain weight better than bulls.

He’ll be sold at a cattle auction in February, but I’ll keep you updated on his progress until then.




Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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6 Responses

  1. Alica says:

    He’s looking good!

  2. Jeannelle says:

    Quite a face! With his coloring he would fit right in with the Holsteins here on our farm.

  3. Tina says:

    He’s a big guy now. Hard to believe he was that little guy. I love his coloring.

  4. Louise S says:

    His face is so distinctive that he certainly stands out among the others. What a cutie-patootie!

  5. He gained 500 pounds!! Wow! What a cutie he is!

  6. judyktw says:

    He IS A cutie, as cows go–hard to think about him leaving, but I know that’s the way it goes…thanks for keeping us updated…I love reading about all your adventures on the prairie!

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