Shoveller the cow

Shoveller the cow

Shoveller the bull calf was given to us by a local farmer in the summer of 2016 when he was about ten months old.

Shoveller is so named because of his malformed jaw, he shovels his food in, most of it falls out again so he spends quite a lot of time picking up everything he drops.

On a commercial farm this wasn't practical, he wasn't putting weight on, he wasn't growing nearly as fast as the other calves in his group. This saved his life, his farmer owner had become quite attached to him, he knew he would never reach slaughter weight so was happy to send him to us.

He has now joined the rest of our small herd and although he will never grow much more, he is a contented, amiable little chap.

Please help us look after Shoveller by adopting now

Next: Colin the pig

Photography © Maria Slough

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