Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sides for 10/13/09

Herd Sire Arctic Lad is shown as the sire of some of this year and next year's meat.

Processing will be the last week of October for these sides.

Friday, October 16, 2009

2009 Meat Season Begins

The first 16 sides of beef are on the hook. Weights run from 236.5 to 308 pounds. We will begin calling customers on the top of the list. Plans are to begin processing this meat on Oct. 30. We should be processing for at least three three weeks after that.

Yesterday we had a visit from a potential renter so we took his dog down to meet the cows. I think they were confused by his colors thinking he was a small calf. They were very curious but at the same time very firm that he was not welcome to join the herd!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Barn Raising

Yesterday saw the feed lot turn into a structure in a single day. These 45 ft. cottonwood trees were anchored to provide shelter for the winter's hay supply.

The temporary roof is a 1965 cargo parachute!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fall Meat Schedule Begins

We have finally obtained a slaughter date for the first cattle. The first eight will go to the State slaughter house on Monday, Oct. 12. They will age for two weeks and we will begin processing up at the farm on the last week of October. If you are on the list we will begin contacting you as soon as we have hanging weights on the sides.