It’s been a busy week and we have more work to do.
Monday we spent all afternoon sorting replacement heifers. This is one job that the Rancher does not enjoy, but an important task. We also sorted off bangs vaccinated heifers to sell. It was a beautiful day to be outside and my favorite mechanic (Roy) came to help.
The heifers kept us busy Tuesday and Wednesday. Due to frigid cold temperatures we kept a close eye on the girls. First time cows and babies required more attention, especially when it’s cold. We’ve had to put several babies in the warming box to get them good and dry. After a good suck it’s a nice place for the calves to lay for a couple hours.
This morning we are shipping bangs vaccinated heifers and this afternoon I can be found in the kitchen. We are running cows through the chute to give them their pre- calving shot tomorrow and Todd and Roy will be over to help.
The moon has been gorgeous the last couple of nights. A pen full of pregnant heifers laying under a bright full moon is one of the perks of my job. Warm temperatures are headed our way and we can’t wait!