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Steers in the morning, heifers in the afternoon

25 Oct
Cows at Elephant corrals

Cows at Elephant corrals

When the cows and their calves come off of the summer National Forest grazing permits, it is time to sort them. We pregnancy test the cows, and sort out the opens, and the cows who won’t make it another year at our high altitude. Some will go on to slaughter, and some will go on to homes where the wintering conditions are easier. We sort the heifers from the steers.  The steers are all sold, and go on to feed and eventually become steaks. The heifers are sorted into replacement heifers for us, replacement heifers for other ranchers, and fed heifers.

Cows with Squaw Mountain

Cows with Squaw Mountain

Eamon sorting

Eamon sorting

Seamus and Maeve, helping

Seamus and Maeve, helping

Sharon and Siobhan, with extra horsepower

Sharon and Siobhan, with extra horsepower

Herefords, Angus at corrals

Jim, Tiarnan, Clyde and his mom Peanut

Jim, Tiarnan, Clyde and his mom Peanut

Cows coming into the Home Ranch corral

Cows coming into the Home Ranch corral

Eamon, McCoy, Dirte's ears

Eamon and McCoy looking through Dirte’s ears

 

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