So Brandon spent most of his Sunday doing this.
Yup. Looking under a heifers tail… getting covered in blood and poo. I gave him an extremely short break by doing about 8 heifers right before lunch… I’m not near as fast or efficient, but I can get it done. It probably would have helped had it not been 90+ degrees!
Of course, this is also after they gathered them, and trailed them home 3 miles…
Then, after we finished up, we had to trail them BACK down those same three miles. Nothing like trailing black cattle on black asphalt on a HOT DAY. The snow on the mountaintops was simply just mocking us…
I shouldn’t complain, I was in the pickup running the flashers, but my a/c wasn’t keeping up very well, and I finally stuck a dirty rag in the window to block that late western sun that was beating in my window. I know. Rough Life.
Then there was that wayward bull that needed to be trailed BACK a mile to put him where he belonged…
And it was all for this…
These vials of blood, to be tested by a company in Laramie, will tell us if our AIing worked. If they’re pregnant now, we know for sure it was the AI, and not a bull catching her on her next heat cycle. It’s awfully nice to know our success rate, and it helps with our calving/breeding program, if we know for sure who their daddy is!Find me here!
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Good to have a man that can take the heat!
I was really glad to get to the last picture to find out why all the ” looking under the tails” was all about! Very interesting!
Loving that ratty pair of jeans in that first picture! No use getting a nice pair dirty, right?
Hope you get a nice calf crop out of those heifers!
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My boys are well known for their patched and repatched jeans… they get their money’s worth!
Long, hot day, but what satisfaction in getting the job done. Extremely hot here too.