In essence we fence line wean. The lot I keep the calves in is just across the fence from the stalks my cows are on for the winter. I have never seen the bawl come out of the calves as quick as it did this year. I have been lucky so far with no sick calves and they are staying on feed (knock on wood).
I'm working in Livingston, TN during the week, but I am back in Lewisburg, KY every weekend. at Daddy's farm closest to Russellville, we got about 10.5 inches, but down towards Lewisburg, I got only about 6 inches. our other farms were somewhere in between those figures.
Congrats on the red heifer!! :) That's interesting how they all ended up going back to the same family, when you went through their pedigrees.
This past weekend I helped work a sale up in Litchfield, MN. The sale went real well. All of the cattle were Milking Shorthorns, Red and Whites, and Holsteins. I sold a R&W Laurel out of a Clint, her grandam is a sister to Sabre. We sold a total of 5 cattle from our farm. My dad ended of buying a polled Reality that out of that new youngsire, Platte-P dam.
Sounds like a neat operation. If I am ever lucky enough to farm full time, I will be the 6th generation on our farm....needless to say family farms cut straight to the bone with me. It is hard not to feel pain for the dairy industry.....you can hardly pay bills with $15.-- milk let alone 9. I am in St Joe at a Farm Show today and tomorrow. On the way down, the radio said there was snow in KC. I hope it stays there....we still have plenty of snow to melt-a-way. Take care.
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Im pretty much set on murray state for international agribusiness. They offer the exact degree program that I want and the campus is really great too.
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