Monday, March 24, 2014

Another Workday

This past Saturday we had another workday.  We are getting close to babies of all sorts being born around the farm, so we want to make sure everyone is healthy and moved to new pasture.  First the first timer heifers were moved.  We started keeping our heifer calves as replacements several years back. They are bred and have their first calf here on the farm at the age of 2 yr olds. If they breed on time, deliver a calf, and show good mother-ability traits, they will be added to the main herd. Being that they will have their first calf ever, they get separated from our main herd when it's close to time for them to have their calf. They are moved to the pasture close to our house, so we can keep a check on them. Hopefully they will not have any difficulties, but you can never be too sure. 

enjoying the clover and rye grass in this pasture

This young bull is also out here with the young ladies because he will be getting branded soon, along with the heifers.  We purchased him from a friend of ours from Louisiana.  Dillon is quite fond of him because he can pet on him.  He asked me to take his picture while he pet the bull.  I think he also would like it if I share it on the blog, so here it is :)  

Dillon petting "Little Nic"

We also moved the does and did FAMACHA eye scoring on them today.  They are due to start kidding in the next couple of weeks.  They were also moved into the same pasture closest to our house.  We are excited to see all of the new kids make their arrivals.  Spring is such a fun time here on the farm!

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