David Valadao Attempts to Rope Online Flock Into #CowAppreciationDay

Posted July 15, 2014 at 3:08pm

Rep. David Valadao has invited the entire Twitterverse to weigh in on what he should name the mottled black newborn calf that joined the dairy farm last weekend.  



“Help me give this heifer a name! #NameACalf,” he implored supporters on social media.  

A Valadao aide said the family usually handles naming duties, but indicated that the freshman lawmaker wanted to be more all-inclusive this time around. “Given that CA-21 is the biggest dairy district in the entire United States and thousands of our constituents work in the industry, Congressman Valadao thought it would be fun for constituents and their children to name this heifer (female cow),” the aide told HOH via email.  

Got a guaranteed winner rolling around in the back of your mind?  

Don’t dawdle.  

Team Valadao plans to corral all the suggestions and select the final nomenclature come Thursday afternoon.