Gwen is a 3 year old cow. She is 1/2 Simmental and 1/2 Hereford. With no better name for this good cross, I just call her a "Smurf." I love Gwen's double "goggle" eyes. That red pigment protects her from sunburn, pink eye and fly attacks. Galvin is her second really nice calf. His dad is a Hereford, so he is 2/3 Hereford and 1/3 Simmental. Good thing I paid attention in Algebra class, cause I have to know fractions inorder to raise cattle!
I often forget that Gwen is in the herd, because she is "no maintenance." She is quiet and peaceful and never gets upset even if a pack of coyotes goes racing thru the fields at 2 pm. She has her calves in the barn if the weather is incliment and won't allow those calves out of the barn for 4 or 5 days. A very maternal cow, she has lots and lots of milk and sometimes takes a nap when Galvin nurses for extended periods of time.