Friday, June 24, 2016
After 30 days the cleanup breeding will belong to Hercules #291. His dam is another of our cows that transferred to Aaron Seeger who manages the herd in Delta. Hercules's dam was artificially inseminated from semen collected from the late registered Glenfiddich Pericles # 21137 from the Blegen Galloway herd in Canada. Pericles was a champion at beef exhibitions in Canada and the US. His mature weight was 2566 pounds. Hercules is really developing well and is not yet a year old. He will be the lead bull next year.
I go into some of this detail so you know that a lot of intentionality goes into managing a quality beef herd and producing dependable, good natured breed stock that is still good eating.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
On the brighter side on this beautiful day, the swallows are nesting and apparently using a lot of my home made nesting sights. I looked out to find dozens of them outside the barn listening to the music being blue toothed through the boom box from my Kindle.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
I would need to check but I don't believe she has ever had a bull so she has a lot of relatives in the herd that 14 years ago was only 6.
Saw the first swallows of the season.