August shaped up to be a very busy month at the Cooper Hereford Ranch. Late summer rains delayed our 2nd cutting of hay and grain harvest was postponed a bit after receiving 4/10 inch of rain in late August. Dave finished cutting the last of our irrigated spring wheat a little over a week ago and the crew is frantically raking hay and attempting to have it baled before the predicted snow arrives on Thursday. Yes, I said snow! I sure hope it lands in the mountains and spares the flats for a few more months.
As usual, we weaned our calves the Tuesday following Labor Day. In addition to our usual crew, Ron Carlstrom and Hoobie Hughes lent us a hand and we managed to get everything sorted and treated in a timely manor. The bulls and heifers weaned off very well and after a few nights of bawling have adjusted to their new home. We have a VERY uniform set of bulls and are really excited to see how they perform over the next few months. The heifers aren’t half bad either ; )
Back in the feedlot
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