It's been a wonderful winter week. Temperatures have been mild and they're talking record highs this weekend!
This week on the ranch we have been busy working the cowherd. Yesterday we worked the mature cowherd which is out grazing cornstalks as well as a few pastures. In about a week the cows will need to be moved. The spring cows will go to another group of pastures a bit closer to home. As long as the weather stays nice the spring calving cows will stay out grazing for another month. Then we'll bring them closer to ranch headquarters for calving season. The summer cows will be moved onto more cornstalks a bit farther from our West Ranch where the cows are currently. They'll continue to graze until the weather turns rough.
Yesterday we de-wormed all of the cows with Valbezen and gave the spring calving cows their dose of Scour Bos, a vaccine to prevent scours in the newborn calves. It was a beautiful foggy/frosty morning.
Once all of the cows were gathered and in the working facilites we caught each cow in the chute, gave her de-wormer, then determined if she was a spring or summer calver and gave the springs their vaccination.
Dillion working to get the cows to flow through the double alley and into the chute. Tom was in the back bringing cattle from the OK Corral and into the double alley.
Craig H giving a cow her de-wormer.