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Heifer Places 5th In Williamson County Youth Expo

Last year a bright young woman came to our ranch to purchase a show heifer. She chose heifer #299-4, but Katie named her “Ms. Ellie“.

Recently Katie sent word that Ms. Ellie placed fifth in the Williamson County Youth Expo. Congrats! It takes much effort for these young people to get a calf ready for show and Katie’s done an awesome job.

Says Katie, “The judge said she had the best femininity of the class, and a good frame. She was very calm and easy to handle and we can’t await to show her again!”

A job well done, Katie. Your hard work is certainly evident.

Join us in congratulating Katie & Ms Ellie.

Good Job!!

 

 

Keeping Track Of Individual Cattle

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When it’s time for a cow to calve they’ll often pull away from the herd & go off by themselves to give birth. So when we’re out standing in the middle of the herd doing a head count and one’s missing we have to wonder – is it just one of the smaller calves? Maybe it’s a cow laying just around the corner? Or is it the cow we’re watching and waiting to calve?

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We’ve found an easy way to keep tabs on individual cows. While these particular animals were in the chute for working we used a *Weather-Resistant Livestock Marker & marked the last 2 numbers of their ID ear tags on either side of their rump and up at their shoulders too. We marked the pending new mama cows in bright yellow, and the ones we drew blood from to send off to PG test we marked in bright pink.

Now if we’re missing a cow we can quickly locate the few that are awaiting calving to see if one of them is missing. And if the bull is following a cow we can tell at a distance if it’s one we tested that came back open (or even if their results came back bred) Those notes are then transferred to our cattle records so we’ll have a better idea of when to expect their calving.

We like to work smarter, not harder!

Heifer Wins 2nd Place In Show!

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12-11-18
Back in September a family came looking for a calf to raise as a show heifer. They bought our heifer #310-4 and Colby named her ‘Ruby Lynn’.
 
In her very first show Ruby Lynn won 4th place. How exciting!
 
But Colby showed her in a second show recently and this time Ruby Lynn won 2nd place! The judge made positive comments about how competitive her heifer was.
 
There’s so much work involved for these kids when raising and showing a heifer. We’re so proud of this young lady and her commitment to Ruby Lynn. WTG Colby!

New Bull Calf #299-5

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Born on this frosty November morning, #299 presented us with her newest boy. Born at 85 lbs, his coat is delightfully dark and thankfully for him he’s nice & fuzzy too. That should help keep him warm for the cold days ahead.

Welcome to the ranch, little one!

Heifer wins 4th place in her first show

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A couple of months ago a family came looking for a calf to raise as a show heifer – they bought our sweet girl #310-4. Colby named her ‘Ruby Lynn’. I found this calf’s birth day photo recently
Well Ruby Lynn competed in her first show recently and won 4th place!
 
We’re so proud of this young lady and her commitment to her show heifer. WTG Colby!

Weanlings Doing Great!

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The latest 6 registered Polled Hereford weanlings are doing quite well. We fence-line wean to keep their dams close by during the initial weaning process. This eases the stress for both calf and dam.
 
But they’re now ready for us to move their dams a little further away. Next week the calves will receive their boosters and be ready to be listed for sale. Be watching!

New Calf Born At TMR!

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10-18-18

Dam #334 presented us with a fine, chunky 89-lb bull calf this morning. As always with our calving-ease bull she delivered him just fine all on her own.
 
He’s nice & dark with pigment around both eyes – two features we always strive for. Gorgeous!
 
Welcome to the ranch, big boy!
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