Thursday, March 24, 2011


This is the time of year I love the most. It's getting warmer, the sun is out, and we are so close to having baby calves on the ground!

Rondell should be the first one to calve, and she is looking pretty miserable. Last fall we had everyone ultrasounded to see if we were having calves, when they were due, and whether they were bulls or heifers. Rondell should be having a bull calf (we have 4 bull calves for sure coming if the vet was right). Jessie has already laid claim to this one for her next feeder calf/market steer project.

After I took this picture in the morning, we brought her in last night. We are supposed to get some cold/wet/nasty weather now through the weekend, and we really don't want to be chasing her around the lot.
We also brought in another cow that is looking rather uncomfortable and close to calving, but I couldn't get a good picture of her. She kept laying down with her rear end facing me.

This is the first year that we have all of our calves coming in a 6 week time frame, if everyone does what they are supposed to do!

When we were running out of room a few weeks ago, and had to separate Tank so he didn't eat his way to weighing 1800 lbs. at fair, we tossed the 3 yearling heifers outside for a few weeks. 2 of them (Smokie and Famous) are going to a show over Memorial Day weekend, and we will bring them back in here in another couple weeks to work with them. The solid black heifer will go out with the cows once everyone is closer to being done calving.

Tonight we are bringing back into the barn another steer that Tyler will show at the 3 or 4 shows we have coming up. It's too hard to show heifers and steers at all these 1 day shows so we will just take Tank and Huey to the next several shows.

I cannot wait until these calves hit the ground!

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