Wednesday, September 28, 2016
There are definitely times when you'd prefer that your cattle not take a road trip. A call from the sheriff's office regarding cattle out is one of those times. That did happen a couple of times this summer. One time, we did have an escapee. We got a call the next day, saying we had cattle out again. We headed down in the dark, looking for them. After a search and no sign of tracks, I called the sheriff's office. The dispatcher looked at the report and said the cattle were by the Reno/Kingman County Line. Long story short, that's nowhere near us, and we shouldn't have gotten a call in the first place. Oh well! I told the officer that I guessed it was a good night for a drive.
But sometimes, a road trip is in the plans. We recently moved the heifers from one pasture to another one for a little rotational grazing as the summer pasture availability winds down for another year. These 25 young heifers will become mamas for the first time in February.
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I love those big old cottonwood trees! My brother in law (from western Kansas) is the one who introduced me to them. Such stately trees. I'm sure those heifers will be having an adventure out there!ReplyDelete
Where does your brother-in-law live? I love the old cottonwoods, but more and more of them are succumbing to old age. The one by our mailbox at our south drive is not looking very healthy. I just dread losing it!Delete
Looks like good feed for them.ReplyDelete
Yes, Randy planted wheat near there on Monday and says he saw them grazing away. They are doing well. They'll be on that pasture until the first part of November.Delete
Cattle out on roads is never fun and something that I am a bit paranoid about... not that we have ever had any major issues and therefore no real reason for my paranoia.ReplyDelete
It happens once in awhile for us, despite our best efforts. If they start getting out, we try and move them.Delete