When a chunk of metal this size (12 X18 inches) shows up in the feed bunker you have got to know there is a story and a lot of questions to be answered. This is the arm of my hay Tedder. I was not aware that it was broken so I went down to check it out and everything was intact. That meant that this tedder arm was from two years ago. That means that this hunk of steel evaded the baler two years ago and evaded being seen at that time or during fertilizing and that this year it probably went through the mower, and the tedder, and the baler and its slicer in order to appear inside a bale of hay. My next move in the process is to check the slicers on my baler. They either have to be broken or very dull!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Weaning time is always a sad time. This year the noise level will be lower because 10 of the mothers are joining the breed stock at Delta Junction.
Here is my notice to Tim.
Here is my notice to Tim.
I have 10 very unhappy mothers that are ready to load. They have access to hay and water but not their calves. If you give me an hour warning I will be there to help load.
For the record I will document who is coming.
#2 is the oldest tag but it got on the wrong cow. It should have been on #26 who is staying and oldest.
#19 is a plain looker but her second calf broke 1100 pounds before 18 months.
#21 and #22 are always together and are good natured, eat out of your hand temperament.
#28 is probably the best beef frame in the herd. She had her first calf late and it is going to have a rough winter.
#30 and #31 are also always together, curious and mild natured. #30 is named Easter because that was her birth date. She also had the distinction of being born orange. The birth sack broke and the mother #2 was eating a lot of carrots. Easter looked like a mobile carrot for a few days. Both #30 and #31 had first calves this year.
#36, #39, and #45 are also finishing their first lactation. They have red points and have temperaments to match.
We got 2 inches of snow so I’m hoping your truck is 4WD. There is one corner at the junction of McKenzie and Harding that could be tricky. We can double up with my van if necessary.
Have a safe trip and
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
If you have a choice it is best to not be the first man behind the last steer going into the slaughter house. I had successfully avoided the flying hoofs but forgot to account for the gate I was shutting and the last kick blasted the gate into my nose. An instant blood bath and a couple of black eyes the next day.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Price this year is the same as last two years- $4.50 a pound hanging (without skin or organs) plus $1.00 for processing into vacuum bags if you want us to do it. You can e mail email@example.com if you want to confirm you are on the list.