Tamar Longmuir purchased this Simmental-cross-Friesian at a mart when he was four-weeks-old.
Shortly after his arrival, Tamar noticed that he was not displaying the same behaviour as her other 40 dairy-beef suck calves which are retained until they are slaughtered as steers under 30-months.
“He used to jump over his pen gate, so we decided to call him ‘Jumper’,” Tamar told Catherina Cunnane – That’s Farming.
“He could clear a 5ft high gate at 4-weeks of age.” She laughed.
"A Dancing Bullock"
Jumper suffered from pneumonia when he was 6-weeks-old, which later led to chronic lung damage.
“Thankfully with a lot of treatment and special attention, he recovered and is now doing great.”
She recently captured this video of Jumper and sent it to That’s Farming: “Jumper has a really funny, grumpy old man personality, so it was so funny to see him dancing along to the radio.”
“He wasn’t scratching himself, so I am not quite sure how he was dancing.” She added.
Image source: Tamar Longmuir