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My Best Cow and Calf
AS you can see Cello was a beautiful animal. Her temperament was gentle and she stood to be hand milked with never a twitch! She was a Guernsey and her milk was so rich that by the time I would get the bucket into the house the yellow cream would have already begun to rise!
The little heifer at her side was our first female calf after a run of six bull calves in a row over the previous two years (we were milking four cows at the time). She had all the lovely qualities of her mother.