Thursday, March 12, 2015
To Market, To Market
They were just minding their own business, feasting on their daily ration of silage when two 4-wheelers interrupted their morning repast.
After the curious creatures looked us over and we did a little "hey, hey, heying" and arm waving, the feeder calves proceeded down the lane to the corrals.
feeding them all winter.
On Monday, we sent them up to the corrals, where we sorted them into two groups - steers and heifers. (I never get any photos of sorting. It's not a job that needs a camera thrown into the mix.)
We planned to keep 25 heifers to breed back for our herd. So, after the initial sorting, Randy again looked through the heifers. He picked out the ones which had been treated with the bruccellosis vaccine. Then, among those, he chose the ones that he thought had the best characteristics that we want to carry on in our herd. He looked for heifers with a straight back, good muscling, a larger frame size, good feet, a smaller head and a feminine look.
Today, we'll be back at Pratt Livestock for the cattle sale. More on that later!