Pre-Breeding

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That’s an interesting title for a post, huh?

Well, you see, we are getting ready to breed all the spring cows, and before we can do that, we have to work them and sort them.

And you know how I misplaced my camera last week? Well, I had left it by the chute. Go figure!


So last week while the Hays kids were up, we worked a couple hundred pair. And I’m sorry this picture is a little fuzzy, but it does the best job showing what all we did.

Lindsay’s job was to administer the de-wormer. Now this is a medicine that is squirted into the cow’s mouth to get rid of internal parasites. This is not the most fun job on earth. Imagine giving a spoonful of medicine to a one-year-old. The cows act pretty much the same way. But Lindsay got pretty good at it and by the end of the day, she was a pro.

Erin gave a vaccine and multi-mineral shot. It was her first time vaccinating cattle and she did a great job.

Heather’s job was to work the cattle up the alley and then pour on a fly-control medicine. She also did a wonderful job.

Joe put CIDRs in all the cows we are going to A.I., but I didn’t get any pictures of that. Oops


And my job was to write all the information down and sort the cows into their appropriate pasture.

You aren’t laughing at me are you?!

Yes, I get made fun of a lot. But the dust bothers me, man! And I don’t know if you can see them, but the ear plugs are really handy too. What can I say? I’m a trend setter. Lol.


So after each cow was worked, we moved on to the next one. And the next one. And the next one. At one point we weren’t sure if we were ever going to get done. But we did!


And while all of that was going on at the chute, this was what was going on at the house.


And this was what was going on outside.


Matt, Grammy, Clint, Caleb, and Cody kept cattle to us. And what we thought was going to take 16 hours only ended up taking 10.

Good thing we had all the great help!

Have a wonderful day!

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