He wants to raise club calves.
“What the heck is a club calf?”, you ask. Well, a club calf is a registered baby cow, who will be groomed and trained and then sold to a kid, who will show him at local fairs and 4H shows. Mr. B wants to breed show cows, then train and groom their offspring to be award-winning show stock. This is why Joey is a farm dog; Mr. B specifically wanted a herding breed to help him herd the cows we plan to own one day. Same with Annie- he is teaching her how to work with cows. Someday she will be able to help him separate cows or calves from the herd, or move the entire herd, hopefully with Joey’s help.
We don’t have any cows of our own…yet. Someday soon we hope to, but for now we are helping Mr. B’s uncle with his beef cows. Calving season is coming up, and they are expecting 20 or so calves this year.
It should keep us pretty busy and give us good practice for when we have a few of our own. Good thing, because I could use the practice.
And they are just so dang cute! 🙂