On the right, poking his tongue out at you, is Caramel, he's a steer, Bella's half brother and basically a pet here at Golden Valley Farm (as well as company for Bella). He's also very greedy.
These cattle have been here for a week and I've been working at getting to know them....which is important in a dairy cow, as you will be dealing closely with them day in, day out.
When they arrived they were unhappy at being separated from their mothers, and spent the first 48 hours bellowing loudly (sorry neighbours!). Since then they've settled down to wandering around cropping grass and lying in the sun chewing their cuds.
And they have learnt that twice a day, the sound of the buckets means treats! Up the hill they come, and each day I sit closer to the buckets, and the last few days I've been rubbing their heads as they are eating. They shy back every time, but not as far and not as for long, and fairly soon I'll be able to pat them while they eat, and then get Bella used to the idea that I'll be touching her udders. This is good to do before you have to start milking a cow...