Harvest Sunrise 2016

Harvest Sunrise 2016

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Lot of Bull

My day yesterday included a lot of bull ... probably 4,500 pounds of it. 
I was standing behind the trailer door, ready to slam it shut when they decided to get in!
It also involved some cows and calves, too. But that's another story.
After the veterinarian visit yesterday, we sorted off three bulls and took them to their winter home. Each of the big boys probably tipped the scales at 1,500 to 1,600 pounds. However, there will likely be more "bull" after the winter, since the guys will have their own meal delivery and won't have to forage for food on their own. Also, they won't be distracted by their ... shall we say ... job. (Wink, wink!) By next spring, they will be back to their working weight - around 1,800 pounds.
Today is another day of cattle round-up at the Ninnescah Pasture. The veterinarian will be back on Friday to preg-check the ladies. And we'll deliver another three bulls to their winter vacation spot.

The bulls probably didn't notice the scenery, but I did. It looks like pretty nice digs to me, fellas. (I should clarify. Their digs aren't the road. It's the pasture to the north. But the cottonwoods decked out in fall colors sure spruce up the place, don't they?)

6 comments:

  1. WOW be careful out there that is a lot of bull. Hug B

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    1. We will move three more bulls this afternoon (Friday) after the vet gets done preg-checking the group of 69 cows we rounded up yesterday.

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  2. I'm not a fan of being the one behind the trailer door! I can just feel that hot breath on my feet! Lol!
    Good luck with preg checking. :)
    Cheri

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    1. We hope we'll have as good a day today. For the first group, all of the cows were pregnant. This is a bigger group, from a different location. We'll see how we fare today (Friday).

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  3. Kim,
    No jinx this week, it's just not allowed. Hope the rest of the cattle working days go good on the County Line. Preparations for weaning and fall cattle work could almost be it's own season around here.

    I like the last photo.

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    1. Thanks, Robyn! So far, so good! Let's hope our good fortune holds for another day.

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