Our lambs are happily ensconced at Harper’s Feedlot near Greeley. They are eating corn and growing every day. Pat, Tiarnan and I went to visit them recently. The weather is warm–too warm for this time of year–so all the lambs on the feedlot are doing really well.
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After our lambs are born, on the range or in lambing sheds, after they spend the summer grazing on the Forest with their moms (dodging bears and coyotes), after they are weaned, they ride on big trucks to a feedlot near Greeley, Colorado. There they are fed on a natural ration until they become lamb chops, sold through the Mountain States Lamb Cooperative. In the meantime, they are well-cared for by the feedlot folks, who see to their well-being.
Last month, we loaded almost all of our lambs onto trucks and sent them to a feedlot in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. It is time for the ewes to be lamb-free for a couple of months so that they will be ready for the winter months, and their future liasons with bucks. One might think that the ewes are doing most of the work here, and one would be correct. The job of the lambs is to put on some pounds. Here they are, eating a high-carb diet and having their every need attended to. We went to see them the other day, and I think they were glad to see us.
In October, much of this year’s lamb crop climbed onto trucks and headed to Pine Bluffs, Wyoming to eat corn and other rations on Richard Drake’s feedlot. In the coming weeks and months, they will fulfill their destiny to become lamb chops. In the meantime, they are happy and healthy!