Kristin and Jake have some exciting news!
She said YES! We are excited to welcome Jake to the Bieber Red Angus family in 2015!
It has been another busy week here at Bieber Red Angus! It was a little cooler this past week with temperatures around the mid 20s-30s but we can almost see spring from here! The forcast for this weekend says the temperatures will be close to 60 both Saturday and Sunday!
Calving has been going great and we have around 100 spring calving cows left to go. This weekend we are having our first branding of the season. We will be working the calves out of the first calf heifers this Saturday. If you're in the area you're more than welcome to stop out and help brand calves!
Craig and Peggy are working hard to get your Bieber Fever VI sale cattle delivered. This past week they delivered up to part of North Dakota, the Mobridge area, Missouri and later this week back into North Dakota! If you haven't seen the sale report for Bieber Fever VI you can view it here, there are also tons of sale pictures on our Facebook Page!
Today we put CIDRs in all 300 of our replacement heifers. We will use the 14 day CIDR protocol, which we have done for a few years now with good luck. With this plan we will time breed all 300 heifers at the end of April. We currently have all of the heifers in 4 feedlots pens sorted roughly by size. They will stay in the lots on their current rations through breeding in an effort to eliminate any unnecessary stress.
Here was our set-up by the chute. We clean the CIDR applicator in warm water with disinfectant, then we place the CIDR into the applicator and rinse the CIDR in clean warm water. Then we're ready to put the CIDR in the heifer.
Craig Howard getting ready to put CIDRs in
He first cleans off any manure off of the heifer, then inserts the CIDR!
We then use our horses to walk the heifers back to their pen and bring down the next pen! We'll talk more about our heifer breeding in a later blog! Stop back next week to see branding pictures!