Calves Make Early Debut at OHB’s Cooper Farm

Spunky earned her name shortly after showing her spirited nature.

The first two calves of the season were born recently at Omaha Home for Boys Cooper Farm.

A black female calf, whose entrance into the world was a bit earlier than expected, was born to Molly on January 27. Thanks to some TLC from the farm crew, the calf is doing well after a shaky start. Because of her feisty, playful nature she has been named Spunky.

The second calf was born just five days later on February 1. The red male calf named Logan has been thriving since his arrival. His mother, Sarah, is very protective and stays close to her new baby.

Sarah nuzzles little Logan as he gets used to his new surroundings at just three days old.

Eventually, there will be 12 calves total born this season at Cooper Farm. According to Farm Manager, Kelly Armbrust, some of them will be ready to show this summer as feeder calves at local county fairs. Youth from Omaha Home for Boys work with the calves to prepare them for show through the Valley View 4-H Club that operates out of Cooper Farm.

In 2016, five Omaha Home for Boys youth and four youth from neighboring NOVA Treatment Community participated in the 4-H program. Collectively they participated in three county fairs and earned numerous ribbons and champion awards.

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