Thursday, September 15, 2011

Weaning.

The ranch Clint works for weans all of their spring calves at once over a weeklong period.

So each morning they gather a group, sort off the calves and then send the steers to their feedlot to be processed by that crew there, and then they take the heifers to their heifer lot and process those there.

I didn't have to work last Friday, so I helped gather in the morning, picked up Mack and made lunch for the crew, and then hung around and took pictures while they processed the heifers.

Everyone knew their job, and did it well, and by 3:30 the last heifer had been through the chute!















And wouldn't you know it....we weaned the last spring calf of 2011 at 3:30pm on Friday, and the first fall calf of 2011 was born the next morning!

The cycle continues...but I don't think we'd have it any other way.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the circle of life, but it is neat that it keeps going on; I'm such a city girl, something like this would be fascinating to watch!

    betty

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