We preged our heifers today. We had a very good conception rate considering we were short an Angus bull in with the heifers due to an injury. Gotta love young bulls. :) They got business taken care of! We started at 6am, got all done by 10:30am. We tag the heifers and tattoo them. The girls got pink tags this year. We put a different color tag in the heifers every year. The first number is the year they were born, the next numbers are how they come through the chute. Like #250 = born 2012 and the 50th heifer that's pregnant through the chute. The opens ( not pregnant) get their tails bobbed, cut the long hair off and no tag. We also tattoo the heifers in their left ear. The tattoo is just their tag number. That way if they loose a their tag, we can still ID them with their tattoo. It was a very good day. I was at the chute, paper and pen, tags, tattooer and ink. Keeping things flowing smooth. And a few surprises along the way.
Cameron waiting for the "good cow" cue so he can tag her.
Dr. Tim doin' the testing. Some ones gotta do it!
Getting her new pink tag.
The pink tags.
Tattooing. Putting on the ink.
All done. Heifers heading back to the rocks.
Love how they hold their tails in the air when crossing the creek! lol! Can you see the dragon fly? hint - its on her shoulder.
And a few surprises. My horse was as shocked to see this little guy as he was too see us!
Baby pheasant at the gate. We had a great hatch of pheasants and quail this year.
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