Before You Bring the Calf Home | The Farmer's Wifee thefarmerswifee.com I know that post with the super adorable calf is so very tempting. I know that you have dreamed of having a family milk cow. I know that you would love to raise your own beef for your family. I know that price is just too good to pass up. But don’t do it quite […][10/17/20] Matt Hoover Happy national farmers day to this hard working farmer and all the hard working farmers everywhere! Matt HooverTime to eat! 🍴 An just like that where has the year went it is Harvest time! The Farmer's Wifee The struggle is real folks. 🖤🐄 The Farmer's Wifee Pass as if he was your... Husband. Father. Son. Brother. Best friend.
Because he is all of those things and so much more. While you might want to get to where you are going a few minutes sooner... we want him to make it home.
Pass with care. His life isn't worth a few extra minutes. 🖤 Farmers Livestock Marketing Customer sent this in today. Moved over cattle to their new 140 head lot. Congrats on the hard work Matt HooverWe got the cows in the new barn! Hay Chix This is great! 🙌🏼 Farm Life The Farmer's Wifee 8- The most beautiful black cow that you ever did see. Just perfect. The day we loaded her up on the truck, I cried like a fool.
34- My daughter's favorite cow that we recently had to sell and broke her heart. I smile every time I see her daughter.
6199- Cow that made me fall in love with dairy farming. A cow that wouldn't get pregnant so she spent an entire summer, a whole year not milking because I couldn't/wouldn't let her go. She finally got pregnant and is still in our herd. She will never leave our herd. Never.
102, 188, 240, 308- All sisters. All super friendly. All their daughters and grand daughters have the same features including their big brown eyes and knack for not moving until you scratch their heads. 240 went down last month and no matter what we did, we couldn't help her get better. This photo is me giving her some final loves before she was put down. 😭
104- Can you say lover, she loves to love on you! She takes her time wherever she goes and if you try to push her she will just turn her head and look at you as if she knows she weighs more than you and knows you won't hurt her.
108- I don't think there ever was a more gentle animal. I said she can never leave our farm, never. She was injured several years ago due to a bully cow. One of her teats was injured and we fought to keep her healthy, free of infection while it healed to keep her on the farm with us. We lost her last year. She never left the farm. 💔
109- Oh my sweet 109. She was born with issues. I saved her life Lord knows how many times before she turned a year old. Due to that first year, even after she was healthy, she just couldn't get pregnant. We had her ready to take to the sale and I had her taken off the truck. I finally had to say good bye because it's hard to pay to feed for an animal that isn't at least paying for her own feed.
128- Several years ago, the vet told me she wouldn't get pregnant. BUT I wasn't going to listen. So she spent the entire summer on pasture with our young heifers and eventually had a calf. She has since passed.
138- The first time I ever had to make the call to put down an animal. This calf was super special to me. She would stand at the gate when I came into the calf barn, she would follow me around. She was so sweet and super friendly. She got super sick one winter and we just could not save her. Making the call to put her down was so hard but it was the right thing to do.
254- She was a twin to one of the first cows farmer raised before he started farming. I shared the story of losing her sister and everything we did to try to save her but ultimately failed.
I could continue, but I think you get the point.
Our cows are not pets. But we spend EVERY day of their life with them. From the time they are born until the time they leave. They do not need a name to be cared for. They don't need much to be happy. They are really simple creatures. They need good food, fresh water, clean living conditions, to be with their herd mates, and have a consistent schedule.
Folks like to put human emotions on them, they try to put themselves in their place, but they are not people.
I remember almost every animal that has ever been on our farm in the past almost 11 years. I remember them. I know who their daughters are. I know how they left the farm. Did they get ill? Did they leave on the truck to the sale barn? Every damn one of them. So don't come to my page and tell me what type of farmer I am. Don't tell me that you know what happens on MY farm.
This page was created because consumers say they want to know the truth. But to be honest, I am not sure most really do. Because knowing the truth would mean people would have to acknowledge the 60+ hour work week my farmer is putting in.
The truth is, we are the ones willing to sit down at the barn late at night trying to comfort a sick cow or nurse a calf back to life.
The truth is, we are the ones that have to make the call to put down a cow that we have cared for every day for her entire life.
The truth is, when prices go down for us farmers, we have to make the call to send some of our favorite cows to the sale barn while milk is still the same price in the store.
The truth is when times get tough, our cows are not the ones that suffer, we cut back on things that WE need. We go in the hole financially to make sure their lives don't skip a beat while in our care.
AND sometimes, a lot of time lately... when farmers get in such a big hole that they cannot get out of, they have to send all their cows to the sale barn.
I have had too many people that I know and care about have to do this. This is the truth folks. So do me a favor, keep your copy/paste PETA rhetoric off my page. Because I am not playing anymore. I am not a door mat for people sitting on the internet with nothing better to do. I am here to talk to people that actually want to learn. Everyone else can go take a hike.
For everyone that has been supportive and sharing positive comments. Thank you so much! 🖤 The Farmer's Wifee 😘 Midwest farmers face a crisis. Hundreds are dying by suicide. usatoday.com More than 450 farmers killed themselves across nine Midwestern states from 2014 to 2018. Meanwhile, calls to Farm Aid's crisis hotline soar. www.SHOWSTEERS.com Farmers to get up to $250,000 each in COVID-19 cash rfdtv.com Farmers will get cash payments of up to $250,000 each to help them survive an estimated 20% drop in farm income this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Michigan Farm Bureau “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” What is a ‘Factory Farm?’ fb.org Factory farm. It sounds so…mechanical. Cold. Unfeeling. Farming Memes Merry Christmas from Hoover Farms! Chores are done an we are watching Christmas movies! Tredas, LLC You're a farmer if...😂😂😂 Making candles for a customer. I’m doing things a little different went to all white candles no more color. This way they look clean fresh and match wherever you put them! They got started on the new barn today.
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