Thursday, March 29, 2012

A busy day at the ranch

We had quite a busy afternoon here today.  We had nearly 20 calves to tag.  I have previously written about that. We need to weigh each of the calves that we will register with the American Hereford Association.  Sometimes we do this in the barn on the scale in there; however, today it was easier to use this portable scale.  We hang it in a tree.  It has a place for the calf and we can read the weight and record it in our calving book

The calf only "hangs" there for a few seconds while we get the reading then someone puts him back down and he can run to mom.

Here are some of the pairs that we worked with today.  You can see we have Herefords (red with white face) and black with white face.  There are also some all black ones and a few tan colored calves.

After all of that work, Lori (white) & Pandora(black) enjoyed going for a little swim.  Pandora loves the water.  Lori just wants to be popular!!  They had a muskrat with them for a while but it quickly swam away.  Then, it was back home to do chores for the evening.

Linking to:  Farm Photo Friday and Farmgirl Friday blog hop


  1. Nice looking calves, and dogs! The calf looks so funny hanging in the scale, "I can fly, I can fly!"

  2. Loved learning about weighing the calves. The pic of Lori and Pandora swimming is great! Thanks for the follow!

  3. my grandpa was a cattle rancher in Texas but I never got to see him work.. I bet he did this too!

  4. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

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