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Wisconsin bound ewes, and the end of the spring work!

17 Jul
ewes onto truck

Ewes headed onto the truck. They will enjoy several more years of easier living on a farm in Wisconsin.

 

Today we loaded the open ewes    onto a truck bound for Wisconsin. We have just trailed the yearling ewes from their Badwater spring pasture and onto their Medicine Bow National Forest grazing allotment.

Last weekend, we loaded the last of the wool onto trucks and we branded (almost) the last of the calves.

All this must mean that the spring work is finally done and we are headed into summer.

 

loading ewes

Sorting the open ewes–goods straight ahead, culls to the side pen.

The truck is loaded and ready to roll.

The truck is loaded and ready to roll.

 

Loading the wool onto the flatbed

Loading the wool onto the flatbed

crew on truck

Studying the placement of the third layer.

Wool loading crew with  loaded wool

Wool loading crew with loaded wool

 

branding at Dudley Creek

branding at Dudley Creek

 
1 Comment

Posted by on July 17, 2015 in Events

 

One response to “Wisconsin bound ewes, and the end of the spring work!

  1. Ellie k

    July 18, 2015 at 7:12 AM

    About how many sheep will a truck like this carry. I know it is by weight but have no idea the number. How long will the trip take from there to there new home?

     

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