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I hope this is the right place to post this...just wanted to share the joy.

We found this cutie following her mom around 2 weeks ago. Bought mom as a heifer in late February so we got an awesome 2 for 1 deal! Yep, no idea she was even pregnant.

The heifer-calf is doing great, nursing and jumping around. 3/4 meat shorthorn 1/4 angus. I'm gonna try to milk her someday anyways because shorthorn were historically a triple purpose breed!
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Aww!  What a pretty little creature.  So pleased for you!  That's a nice surprise.    
 
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Congratulations!  We're going to be getting some Dexter cattle soon, can't wait to see some cute faces like that!  Double fortunate to get a heifer calf!
 
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Gotta let me them two-fers!!!  Most of the modern beef breeds produce more milk than they need to raise a calf so you should be just fine milking her.  Any idea what breed the daddy is?
 
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Sire was meat shorthorn. She is still pretty skittish but I have high hopes....
 
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