A tough start

Calf at Six Sigma Ranch-IMG_4947-300wThe first calf of 2015 has been born in Asbill Valley, the 2-mile-long flat area with the road leading from our gate to the tasting room. In their daily routine, the cows go back and forth across Asbill Creek, and the little guy happened to see the light of day on the far side of the creek. And then came the rains, transforming the friendly creek to a roaring white-water river.

For a couple of weeks, we almost counted the newborn as lost. Then one day, Mama cow presented him on the grassy hillside for everybody to see and, as she crossed the creek and called from the other side, Bill Davis, our cattle man, was able to coach the calf into the water and up the brink on the other side. Happy ending!

Else Ahlmann

3 thoughts on “A tough start

Linda A Johnson January 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm

What a beauty! So glad he was safe and with Cowboy Bill to the rescue!


Roberto Ayon April 2, 2018 at 11:31 am


I am interesting yo know if you are used six sigma for livestock project, i am preparing muy doctoral project at the Universidad de Sonora i would like to know if i can get information cientific for my project


Mango Toney July 26, 2022 at 11:26 pm

I want to call him Ferdinand. The story about the sweet bull, who wanted to sit on the hill and smell flowers šŸŒø


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