Richie McCow raised on the Queen’s diet
Born July 13 2011, ‘Richie McCow’ is the hot property of Peter and Kerry Underwood. He was born lucky. Just look at his face.
The Underwoods farm 200 cows on their dairy property at Maungaturoto in Northland, New Zealand. ‘Richie McCow’ narrowly missed going to the works, thanks to the very keen eye of the property owner’s son and caregiver, Kyle. About to be loaded on the bobby truck, Kyle spotted a silver fern emblazoned on Richie’s forehead. Kyle thought “this is too good to be true, our very own kiwi icon.” And fortunately for Richie, he’s not only the most spoiled calf on the farm, where he has his own exclusive living quarters, but he’s raised on the diet that his lucky sisters are fed, the Queen of Calves Nutrition Programme.
“We changed over to the Queen of Calves Nutrition Programme in 2010 and we’ve raised some fantastic calves as a result” says Peter. “They develop excellent frames and the rumen development and skeletal structure is to be seen to be believed. All our herd replacements, plus Ritchie are on the program this year”, he said.
Is Richie predicting an All Black win? Watch this space