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Missing momma on mommas day

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:14 pm
by snoopdog
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Image Well, after a little tribulation, got the babies separated and moved to the homeplace , let the serenade begin .

Re: Missing momma on mommas day

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:12 am
by M-5
I heard the same song last night .

Re: Missing momma on mommas day

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:52 pm
by Txpiney
How smooth was it this time, at least a little easier???

Re: Missing momma on mommas day

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:35 pm
by snoopdog
Txpiney wrote:How smooth was it this time, at least a little easier???
I had help scheduled sat morning ,and the cows didn't like the looks of the one ton and trailer , so went back that evening in my s10, drove up in the field and they couldn't wait to get in the corral . Separated , by myself (kudos to me for corral design) insert dancing banana , drove home ,got the hauler , and thank goodness my cousin was home , who is a great hand. We gave second round , steered and tagged in about an hour . Had a little trouble loading in the trailer , (Im not finished with the load out chute , so the way we did it had the sun in their eyes , on me) but they are almost settled down . I walked through them this evening and by tomorrow , i figure all heads down eating . I know it's hard to tell , but some of the boys are real bruisers. I am pretty proud of em, probably the best bunch we've had here .

Re: Missing momma on mommas day

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:56 pm
by angus9259
Never a fun process however...

Re: Missing momma on mommas day

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:59 pm
by farmerjan
We will be doing that within the next 2-3 weeks. Got 15 at one place and about 34-35 at another....

Re: Missing momma on mommas day

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 2:09 am
by Nesikep
They do look good!

Re: Missing momma on mommas day

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:44 am
by Txpiney
snoopdog wrote:
Txpiney wrote:How smooth was it this time, at least a little easier???
I had help scheduled sat morning ,and the cows didn't like the looks of the one ton and trailer , so went back that evening in my s10, drove up in the field and they couldn't wait to get in the corral . Separated , by myself (kudos to me for corral design) insert dancing banana , drove home ,got the hauler , and thank goodness my cousin was home , who is a great hand. We gave second round , steered and tagged in about an hour . Had a little trouble loading in the trailer , (Im not finished with the load out chute , so the way we did it had the sun in their eyes , on me) but they are almost settled down . I walked through them this evening and by tomorrow , i figure all heads down eating . I know it's hard to tell , but some of the boys are real bruisers. I am pretty proud of em, probably the best bunch we've had here .

Glad it went well. I never pull my trailer either when I'm going to pen, work or load them. I don't change ANYTHING from when I just bring them in the pen to cube them because they know it's something different. The older ones are the first to alert if anything is out of the normal routine. It's a pain, but it's pretty flawless. Them calves do look nice. Give em about 3 days and the bawling wil stop and it's back to quite.

Re: Missing momma on mommas day

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:43 am
by greybeard
They look really good and plenty of grass too!!

Re: Missing momma on mommas day

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:11 pm
by gcreekrch
Nice calves!

Do a lot of folks not castrate until they are that age? Find it way easier to band at birth here.

Re: Missing momma on mommas day

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:57 pm
by Txpiney
gcreekrch wrote:Nice calves!

Do a lot of folks not castrate until they are that age? Find it way easier to band at birth here.

Normally, the only time I band is when I work them in the spring, then in the fall

Re: Missing momma on mommas day

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:40 pm
by TCRanch
Txpiney wrote:
gcreekrch wrote:Nice calves!

Do a lot of folks not castrate until they are that age? Find it way easier to band at birth here.

Normally, the only time I band is when I work them in the spring, then in the fall

We used to band day 1 or 2, castrate the ones we missed when we worked them at appx 3 months. But with my husband out of commission it's generally just me and I pick my battles so all are banded with an XL bander when I have a crew working them, again at 3 months. Anything cryptorchid or considerably older gets cut.

Re: Missing momma on mommas day

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:07 pm
by snoopdog
gcreekrch wrote:Nice calves!

Do a lot of folks not castrate until they are that age? Find it way easier to band at birth here.
Thank You , and we used to band at birth , circumstances didn't allow it this time . I don't think I will again. I believe that they benefit , as far as ww goes , from being boys awhile , now, I don't know where the diminishing returns fall. Our situation here this year was unique and this was as fast as we could get it done . Hopefully , next year we can plan our work and work our plan . If we don't get too many curve balls .