Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friday's Work

As I mentioned before, we worked another group of cattle yesterday.  J does a lot of prep work to make it easier on the rest of us.
 He already had the cattle in a smaller field near the barn.  V decided she would try out Hank for the cattle drive.  She got along fine with him.
 That left me and E on foot while J called them at the gate.
 He already had set up the portable electric fence to make a lane to the barn.  Once again, it was pretty painless.
 V did an excellent job on the head gate. This one is a little easier to work than the one from Tuesday.
 E doesn't like all of the bawling so she wore earplugs.
 I was the official eartagger and tail holder.  J didn't get kicked once.
 We would work a group of cows first then the calve.  The cows would wait at the door waiting for their calf to come out.  It took 6 hours from start to finish for 70 pairs.  I think we need to look into a different holding pen and chute system to make things work smoother once we get them in the barn.
Anyway, that's one more chore out of the way.

1 comment:

fernvalley01 said...

Lots of work , the right system does make all the difference , but so hard to just get the exact right system. Looks like you guys make it work pretty slick

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