Our first calf was born on 9/30/15. The bull father is named Mavericks. I purchased the mother, Terri Jean, pregnant. My neighbor who stops by my place daily called and told me the good news. The calf was born naturally without any assistance to the mother. This is one of the strong points of Longhorn cattle. They bare their off spring without the need for any human intervention 99% of the time. It took me a while to figure out if it was a male or female. Females urinate between their hind legs. Bull calves urinate just behind the midpoint between the front and rear legs (the underside middle between the front legs and rear legs). Yesterday the urine flowed from between the legs, a female! Since this calf has a bull father that is not our farm bull Rockefeller, we can keep it for breeding to Rockefeller.
Andrew Stickler & Mitchell C. Stickler: the goal of this website is to assist those who are considering raising livestock for the first time.