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Calf saver
"We put hoods on calves born in cold weather or whenever hauling calves in a trailer," says Roxy Johnston, Fillmore, Sask., about her "calf saver" head warmers.
The Johnstons calve out about 75 Simmentals a year starting in early January. "Simmental calves are noted for their beautiful big ears and we like to protect them. The calf hood is made from an old parka hood with holes fashioned for the ears and nose. The ears are left covered. Takes just a little sewing and a couple straps with hooks to fasten it on," says Johnston, adding that the calves don't mind the hoods at all. "Since we started using hoods, none of these potential show calves have lost an ear in freezing weather."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Roxy E. Johnston, Box 219, Fillmore, Sask. SOF I NO Canada.

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #6