Thursday, September 6, 2018

Witness to the amazement of birth

We've had cattle about 10 years now, and this is the first time I've witnessed the full birthing process. We went out yesterday after work to move irrigation and our heifer, who we knew was due within the week, was in full labor. It was amazing and scary at the same time. It was all I could do to keep my distance and not intervene. Though as soon as the calf hit the ground, we did go out to make sure it was breathing alright and then gave the new mama and baby space. We kept watch from a distance all evening and she was up and nursing pretty quickly.

Warning: there are pictures of the labor and birth below.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Heifer available Fall 2018

We have an excellent heifer for sale, available in October. She has made excellent gains, curious, red with blonde highlights. Dam is unregistered and has excellent milk production. Sire is Fat Cow Henry, AHCA 56,308. Both parents have great demeanors, calf is not halter trained but shows great potential. Asking $1,200.

Contact us for more information

Sunday, July 8, 2018

New pasture

Our cows got their first taste of the new orchard grass pasture that we planted in early May.  The majority of the new pasture will be baled later this month for their winter feed.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Grooming day for Henry

Henry, the bull, got a full grooming this morning... brushing and hair trimming.  It's so nice that he will stand still and we don't have to put him in the squeeze to get him all spiffied up.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

First calf of the season

The first calf of the season arrived last weekend.  This was our new bull Fat Cow Henry's first offspring.  It's a heifer... yet to be named (but will start with a 'G').

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The girls' get a new home

This year's heifers left for their new home today.  They looked great and I'm sure they will adjust quickly to their new surroundings.

It was a learning experience getting their paperwork ready to cross state lines, but it all came together smoothly. A farm call from the vet earlier this month for their Bangs vaccine and ear tags, their first trailer ride earlier this week to get a health certificate from the vet, and a visit with the brand inspector for their final paperwork.

  FYI... health certificates are good for 30 days, import permit for California (called in at the same time by the vet) is good for 15 days, and a brand inspection is good for 8 days (at least in Oregon). We could have saved a trip to the vet if we had planned the timing a little better, but it was good loading practice for the girls which made this mornings loading easy.

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Ever get the feeling your being followed...

by the whole herd, hoping you have a treat for them!