And in the midst of my concerned musings, Randy said, "Well, at least they have buyers on the internet these days!" Yep, like I said, he's an eternal optimist. For the record, some buyers showed up in person, too. Maybe they preferred the warmth of the sale barn arena to being out scouting for cattle in a feedlot somewhere.
|First calf of the Class of 2018|
In May, we moved the Class of 2018 and their mamas to summer pastures ...
Some went to the Rattlesnake pasture, where our family has had cattle for more than 100 years.
Others went to the Ninnescah pasture.
They stayed at their appointed pastures all summer with their moms.muddy conditions.
The remaining females and the steers went through the sale barn on February 7. They were among some 2,500 head of cattle sold at Pratt Livestock that day.
The sale ends one chapter. (And we've since paid off an operating loan with the proceeds, so the bank is happy, too.)
|First calf of 2019|
The next chapter has already begun with a new crop of 2019 calves.
And the journey continues. It may only take a few minutes for cattle to go through the sale ring. But it represents a lifetime of work.