Working Cattle

 

This past week the guys rounded up a batch of mama cows with their calves to move to another field.  But first they all had to be wormed, tagged, vaccinated and the males castrated.

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This is a “calf table” with a squeeze chute to work the calves.

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 Pushing the calf into the head catch at the front of the chute.

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 The chute tilts over on its side making it safe and easy to work on the calves.

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This calf was not happy about being caught and was letting its displeasure be known.

 

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The tools of the trade!

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Just a quick snap and she is sporting her new identifying ear tag.

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Worming by pouring Ivomec on the back.

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Pen of young ones done and waiting on their mamas to be wormed and tagged.

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Mama Cow.

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The cows and calves were moved to another farm location for pasture rotation.

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Lush pasture for them to eat.

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Contented mamas and babies.

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Gene was sitting in the grass, quietly talking to his girls and one almost came up to him.  She thought about it long and hard.

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We have one Holstein looking calf in the group. We don’t know where those genetics came from!

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