Our first calf was born to Nidderdale Spotty, one of our three remaining heifers. Everyone told us that heifers having their first calf is always unpredictable, and they were right. It seemed to take ages, and we got more and more stressed, so eventually called the vet. SO Alistair our vet started off on his journey up with me giving a running commentary, and then pulled up at the Barn just as Spotty delivered Belle without any assistance at all!
But it was still a good idea as she was a little bit distressed and Alistair was a calming influence!
And here she is, Belle, who has now been joined by a Bull calf who we have called Byron. The British White breed needs help as it is slightly declining at the moment, so hopefully Belle can go on to have her own line.