A cow instinctively licks her calf shortly after it is born. This dries and warms the calf more quickly and reduces any scent that might attract nearby predators. (Luckily there are none in our barn at Billings Farm!)
These calves are in their stalls in the nursery:
Gabi introduces us to Brittany, a Jersey calf
Matin and Her Calf
Let’s look back at one of Frederick Billings’ prized cows.