Saturday, October 23, 2010

Other farm happenings

We usually do not wean our calves; they are generally taken straight off of the cows and sold at the stockyard.  This year, our calves didn't seem to grow off real well (probably due to the terrible winter and drought of the summer).  The prices bottomed out late in September, so we will not be taking any to sale.  We weaned about 16 head this past week.  Those that were bulls were banded to make steers out of them.  They were put across the fence from the cows so they could still see them.  For the first few days, it was a noisy mess!  Now, things seem to have calmed down and all have went back to grazing.  We may end up keeping the heifers as replacements.  They were out of the Brangus bull Mojo, and we got some nice daughters out of him.  The steers may be sold as grass finished beef.  The whole weaning and keeping the calves is new to us, so we'll just have to see how it goes. 

We also only have 2 female puppies left for sale.  I should be getting our website updated with the information for those who are interested.  They are growing so fast.  We have found opossums and raccoons dead out in the pasture where they are at.  I think they are learning real well from Kimba and Jael. 

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