Car­ing calf keep­ers

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

For the past few weeks, Zoe and Ja­cob Fouhy have pulled on their gum­boots ev­ery morn­ing and ev­ery day af­ter school, and headed to a small barn on their Te Poi prop­erty.

The pair have been busy look­ing af­ter their calves Izzy and Ziggy, who they will take to the calf club day at their school later in the year. Grow­ing up on a dairy farm, they have both looked af­ter calves and lambs be­fore – and have the rib­bons to prove it. In the months lead­ing up to calf club day, they will spend time brush­ing, lead­ing and feed­ing their calves, Ja­cob said.

‘‘You have to make them friendly by spend­ing lots of time with them,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s good be­cause it gives you some­thing to do af­ter school.’’

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