Penny has moved in with the weanling heifers. She enjoys this arrangement quite a bit, even if she is the small fry of the group. It has been enlightening watching who takes care of her and who bullies her. MJ’s calf, Lightning, is one of the ones who looks out for her. As you can see she is politely allowing Penny to eat some of her bedding. Anna, the Hereford, enjoys tongue baths from Penny and has returned the favor. Maybe it is a red thing. Holly is definitely the herd boss and pretty much an unmovable object at the feeder for anyone.
Three bulls went to Midland Bull Test and two went to Treasure Bull Test. The initial weigh in for the MBT group revealed Raptor lost over 150 pounds between drop off and weigh in. It sounds like he has recovered from his homesickness, but this does put him behind the group. We retained his full brother, Tomcat, for our own herd and expect good things from both of them. The MBT tags are 295, 296 and 297.
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