We shipped our steer calves a week ago tomorrow. After almost a week
of 60F weather, it started snowing late the night before the calves were
to be shipped. It was not too cold, but by the end of the day, it was muddy
The cows and calves came quickly knowing they were going
to get something good to eat.
|Nice calves, huh?|
Almost to the corral but there is alway at least one that
wants to make things difficult! The pair below headed for the hills
in hopes they wouldn't be missed.
Once at the corrals, we sorted the calves
off from the cows. The cows are turned back out
to pasture and the calves loaded on family and friends'
trailers for the trip to the stockyards and scale.
It takes awhile to load the trucks if it is done the right way. The less stress
on the calves and us the better! It started to snow again as we were loading.
|The last of 'em loaded, all that was left was to finish the paperwork|
and collect our check!! After we were all done, our family and friends
who had hauled calves to the scales for us, came back to our place
to get warmed up. They also had chili, apple crisp and a good visit.