At 6 am while it's snowing and freezing rain no calf or labor was showing. At 7:30 calf born into rain snow mix . Big bull calf barely alive, freezing cold and mom not interested in him. S and I bring both into the barn and I tried to revive calf. Still no interest from mom but quick sniff and lick. She s disoriented since she never comes into barn yet alone a stall. I rub the hell out of him and smack him around a little. He moos softly and lifts his head. I keep it up and get mom to lick some more so I oh get a flake of hay. I'm gone 2 min and come back to him dead. I tried a few more minutes but ...
Mom must have known something cause she's at peace. I'm not.
It started out a good birthing year and has gone to hell real fast.
Hence why to make myself feel better that I couldn't save the calf I'm holding this bitch of a mother and forcing her to let her remaining lamb nurse .
Hope everyone else has a better day.
I'm over this ...
I never considered myself a softie but days like this I'm crying my eyes out and don't care what it makes me.