North Country females are moderate to smaller framed that have to work hard for us. They are expected to graze eight months of the year between our vast bush pastures then home to swath grazing. They must raise a calf 1/2 their body weight under these conditions and be in calf for the following spring.
We calve the purebred herd in March/April and the commercial herd April/May giving us warmer weather (hopefully). First calve heifers are calved in the yard and watched a little closer; whereas, the cows are all caved on a 60 acre paddock with lots of straw and windbreak. Giving them the calving experience as nature intended.