We pregnancy-checked my parents’ spring-calving cows a few weeks ago. Cow 521 came up open. I have always liked this cow and I posted a picture of her a couple of years ago, shown below.
I am tempted to add her to my fall-calving herd which is in the midst of breeding season now, but instead I chose to buy cow 447, which the vet said he thought may be pregnant, but only a month along. 447 is a better bet than 521 because it’s unknown why 521 is open. She may have reproductive problems which render her infertile.
Still, it’s sad to see her go.