I may not be as cute as this little helper at the Pratt sale barn. But I like to think I was just as indispensable.
I am under no delusion that I was the most vital helper during the County Line's latest cattle work. That honor went to our veterinarian, Dr. Bruce.
I seem to have mostly gotten Bruce's reflection in the photo below, but maybe you can also see an image, too. It's a little hard to see what you're photographing when you're taking the shot over someone's shoulder in bright sunlight. (Thanks for your patience, Dr. Bruce!)
Most of the first-time moms were 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 months pregnant.
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|January 25, 2020|
No. 001 was pregnant, but three of her pasture mates were not. Those three - and an Angus bull - made a trailer trip to the Pratt sale barn.
To make the sorting job easier, Randy always marks the "open" cows with "O" on their sides and puts a chalk streak down the front of their faces.
We sorted them off from the rest, and they had a chauffeured ride to Pratt, where they'll be sold on Thursday.
Notice the "heart" shape on her chest: She made an appearance on the blog in February 2020.