- Feb 11, 2005
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- northern Nebraska Sandhills
The working set-up
It's a dirty job but someone has to do it
Peach Blossom handling her side of the chute
Saddletramp keeps 'em coming
Cattle in the corral
These have been processed.
It's a good thing these gentleman are pushing on the alley-way, or it might tip over. :wink:
My job is to "catch and release" and give one shot, Staybred, as well as to write down the cow's number and the year she was born. I make any new tags that are needed. Peach Blossom gives a shot of Alpha-7 and applies the pour-on Warbex. The vet has the dignified job of pronouncing them "good" or "open".
So far we have worked cows on three different days, about 200 at a time. We are batting 5% open so far. Could be better, but it could be worse. I think I'll turn a couple of remaining bulls in with the younger opens and start a fall herd again. There seems to be plenty of winter feed available.