Saturday, March 23, 2019

Just In Time

Looks like we moved the heifers just in time.  Our first calf was born Thursday afternoon. 
 I didn't get to see him until Friday morning when I looked out of the kitchen window.
 Then I got to help J with the banding yesterday afternoon.  By then, the little thing had found a good hiding spot in the swamp.
For anyone that doesn't get the Progressive Cattleman magazine, there is a wonderful article about banding HERE (some of you may recognize the author and the cowboy in the picture.)  Here is a summary of the article,
 count to two, 
 apply the band to the base of the scrotum, 
 count to two. 
The ear tag is an extra step that J probably doesn't need.  But it helps me to identify the new ones. 

1 comment:

C said...

Good article. J makes it look easy.

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