Tuesday morning was the first time in years that our cattle were worked and I wasn’t in on the fun. Hubby did have some help though. Our daughter and two of his friends came to take care of business. This was for our spring calving herd and there was only two calves that had not had their calves yet but the work needed to be done now. The other two will be taken care of later. The work entails eartags for the moms that are missing tags and there were a lot of them. The moms also get their tails trimmed and if any are having issues such as runny eyes(possible pinkeye infection), thin bodies (usually a symptom of worms) or limping (foot evil lurking around) all of these are taken care of in the spring. The calves get their ears tagged, baby shots, banding if they’re bull calves and general care for any thing else that might show up. This may not sound like a lot but when you have 40 cows and 30 calves going through the working chute it takes several hands, patience, and time. They had a great day without me and had it all done in about 2.5 hours. I thought I would show you a couple pictures that one of the guys took during the process and a couple pictures of the herd.
Calf in head chute to keep from hurting them.
Ears tagged before leaving the chute
Little bulls become little steers
JOB WELL DONE!!