Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Loomis II.

Never fear.
Just when you think I can't publish any more pictures of us breeding heifers....

I can.
And will.
I'm sorry.
But not really.

:)




We were in Loomis about 10 days ago breeding a group of cows with Genex bulls that are being progeny tested.  Since there were so many to breed, we took up a crew of 8 (Clint, myself, Dave, RJ, Jesse, Jack, Kevin & the Genex summer intern James) and met Alan & Cassie up there.  The AB crew there at Loomis helped gather, and bring the cows to the alley, while Clint & Dave sorted and kept records.  Jesse & I thawed, while the other six bred. 

We got in late Friday night and set up the alley, a Y, and three breeding boxes (two doubles and a single).  We'd brought Scoopie the skidsteer with us (yes, that is it's name) so set up took almost no time at all.





Then, in the morning, all we had to do was show up bright & early and get to breeding.  Once the first group was bred, we tore everything down, loaded it onto trailers, drove 8 miles down the road, set everything back up, and finished breeding the second group.








It was a great day.  The pace was great, everyone hung in there like champs (even though it was hot), the record keeping was done well, and hopefully we got a lot of cows settled. 

I say this a lot - but we really have a great group of people to work with - and if it wasn't for them, we wouldn't be able to make a lot of what we do in April & May happen.  Thank you guys!

2 comments:

  1. Tonight I dined w our sales rep who grew up in the Bronx. I shared some personal farm examples and then some stories from your blog. The man looked as if I was talking about aliens from another planet. Lady... I've never been more proud of you and your crew breeding heifers!

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  2. Tonight I dined w our sales rep who grew up in the Bronx. I shared some personal farm examples and then some stories from your blog. The man looked as if I was talking about aliens from another planet. Lady... I've never been more proud of you and your crew breeding heifers!

    ReplyDelete

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