Wednesday, January 12, 2011
the men lured this group of cattle into the lot with a wagon full of silage. They were looking for 2 calves. One was named Teddy and was Laine's bottle calf last summer. The other was a steer that Shea picked out to show at the fair next summer. They put the group in the lot and then began to let them out in hopes that they would end up with just those two calves left in the lot. They will be taking them to Jason's farm so they can feed them and tame them down so they can be shown. I'm a little nervous about the whole thing. Jason was working with Shea's show calf last spring and he knocked Jason down and TORE HIS ACL AND UCL AND THAT IS WHY HE HAD AN ACL RECONSTRUCTION THIS WINTER. Here they are starting to sort the cattle by letting them slowly out the gate.
Andrew is standing there with his big stick---not to beat the cattle with, but as an extension of his arm if he has to hold back one of the calves.
this little calf looks confused . "I thought we were going to eat breakfast."
the cattle are slowly moving toward the gate so Andrew and Jason are looking for the 2 calves they want to keep.
Ah, the sweet smell of success. Both calves are in the trailer ready for their ride to their new home. I had a talk with this calf and let him know that he would be on my grill if he hurts Jason or Shea.