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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

by TMRHerefords

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!

by TMRHerefords
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!

Weaning a Young Heifer

We brought a young heifer up to wean.  She’s so beautiful!  She’s been given both her initial immunization as well as her booster shots too.  Soon she’ll be ready to be listed for sale.

06-01-18

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