One of these days I really need to consider getting rid of my old cows. I Let cows go to the hills if they are in good shape. I noted while cutting this cow is 17 years old. She is in pretty good shape for being in the hills all summer but her calf is a little below par. It will sell with the rest but it's just not great. No surprise there. Instead of getting rid of my old cows maybe I need to start a new breed of long lived cows that are capable of sustained production. What a plan. Taken 9/23/2007.