Weight is important.
A rancher’s paycheck is based on the weight of his cattle. If he sells calves or steers or old open cows, the price bid is based on the weight and condition of the animal.
We keep a close eye on weight. We take actual weight on newborn heifer calves. We weigh them at weaning. We weigh to see how much weight they gain. Today we weighed our heifers to see which ones will make the cut to stay here as a replacement cow.
This girl looks like she is watching the scale as Johnny and Brandon write down her numbers.
We will take a few days to sort through all the numbers, figure out which ones we will keep, and which we will sell. For now, they can go out to the field and just keep on eating!