We delivered the last of the yearling Angus bulls to their respective herds last week. Everyone got a pep talk about being respectful, playing nice, sharing - you know, all the stuff you tell kids before going off to school for the first time. All of them are up to the task of having a herd of their own or even sharing some ladies on some pretty big ranges. I am most envious of Cisco who went into the Western Front area of Montana. What a beautiful place to go to work!
Our 2018 calves are growing well with the rush of Spring grass. They all had their first trailering lesson. We load some mommas into the front compartments and then let the calves "free choice" hop into the trailer. It is fun to watch their little gears turning and guess who will be the bold one to take that first step into the trailer. We have found this makes for a positive experience.
Our patience with them at this age means we have very little problems as they get older. It is also a great test of aptitude. Some calves absolutely know where their mom is and will make a beeline for the trailer. This is pretty incredible considering the calves and cows are separated before loading.
Thank you to all the buyers this year. It was great to work with you. We look forward to updates this fall and next year as the calves drop.