Today we shipped our open replacement heifers to the sale yard. The truck got here at 7:30am. Our driver brought the big trailer, which was over kill, but whatever. They all fit! If we had known he was bringing the big one, we could have put a few of our cull bulls on there. Got to the sale yard at 9:00am. The heifers sat at the yard for 4 1/2 hours! Not good. They lost 30 pounds each just standing there! I wish I could do that! :) But the people at the sale yard were kind enough to write us a check for shrink. They weighed 1025 pounds right before they got on the truck. Weighed 996 pounds going through the ring at the sale. Pretty fit girls for 18 months old. They are going to an all natural feed lot in Montana. All natural meaning they have not been given hormones or antibiotics.
Here's the girls waiting in a pen at our corrals.
The scales and the loading dock leading to the truck.
I am standing where the cattle go into the trailer.
A look inside the trailer. Nice and clean! Won't be that way long! There's an upstairs, middle part and down stairs.
Here's their ride to the sale.
The sale ring.
Buh - Bye girls.
An unusual sight for me. The sunrise! Turned out to be a sunny, hot day!
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