We gave our steers special eartags to prepare them for their sale next Tuesday. We have enrolled them in Angus Source, which verifies where they come from (source), their age, and that they have Angus sires.
Buyers who are interested in such cattle can then find us easier.
We could have them wearing the eartag since birth, but since they’re expensive, and cattle are known to lose eartags… we wait until just before the sale!
The process is simple.
The only snag we had was during preparations… we found this.
This is what happens when you don’t use your squeeze chute since we AI’d the end of May.
Brandon took this angle… I’m not known for climbing on top of squeeze chutes…
I transplanted it into a nearby sagebush… hopefully momma will come back to it there…
Back to the steers.
Run them in the chute.
Pull eartag out of the box…
Put the eartag in the tagger…
Place in the left ear and squeeze.
Just like getting your ear pierced, they have a new tag, and they’re done.
Now you’d expect more photos here… but.
I tried to be creative and get myself in the photo by using the timer delay. I had ten photos of the steers in the chute. No action. No after shots.
I tried to get closeups of the tags in the ears. They all turned out horribly overexposed. Black cows on a bright day… I don’t know. This camera which is a replacement for the one I bought in January is now giving me fits. It, like the first one, is having trouble opening the lens cover and using the telephoto. It now has three spots that show up on various backgrounds… It is on the sensor or in the lens. <sigh>
Therefore… no final photos.
I feel like I’m telling a story with no ending.
A cowboy Scheherazade!
My apologies.Find me here!