Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cattle Working

Today we worked the fall calves.
There are about 40 cow/calf pairs in this herd.
We have built a lot of cross fencing on this farm but the pens are 20 years old. J always has to reinforce everything with panels.
A lot of twine is involved also.
However, this particular gate J decided the twine wasn't enough so he reinforced it with a chain.

Sorting the cows out went smoothly, we were only working the calves and deworming the bred heifers.
After we sorted, the panels were moved to help out in another section of the pens.
J implanted the steers while I vaccinated the calves.
E helped out with the deworming. For once everything went smoothly and nothing broke. We had 2 to dehorn. I never really like that job much. At least I can do a nerve block which helps some. I'll spare you the pictures of this procedure.


Cattle Call Farm said...

Looks like you have a great little system working there. Everyone pitching in does make a difference and makes things go a lot smoother.

fernvalley01 said...

Glad to see other people use bale twine to shore up a gate! Cattle are looking good

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