Search. Find. Tag. Tattoo. Weigh. Repeat.
The 2015 calving season is upon us. While its been the strangest March, weather wise, I have been very appreciative of Mother Nature’s gentleness as we usher in spring. Many people do not realize that baby calves actually don’t mind the cold, it’s the combination of cold AND wet that can quickly become deadly for them. Selfishly, I pray for warm spring rains and a goodbye to the threat of winter, but as the prairie grasses continue to dry and the threats of fire move closer to closer, I realize that we will need to accept moisture in any form.
Our family has engaged in this tradition since 1878. Methods have changed some, but the goal is the same. We continue to strive to improve the breed, practice good animal husbandry, and do our part to help feed the world. It isn’t easy, but we wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Here is a snapshot of our view from home this calving season, the best view in the world!