Happy New Year 2020! We wish all of our readers (and critters) a very Safe, Happy, and Productive 2020 on the cattle farm! A lot has happened in our lives over the last decade. August 2010 - We got married in a beautiful field in Montana. May 2012 - Found out we were expecting baby #1. Still living and working in Montana. Early-August 2012 - Jer … [Read more...] about Happy New Year 2020 from our Cattle Farm to Yours!
We had lofty dreams when first starting our beef cattle herd, six years ago. Our goal was (and still is, eventually) to grow from 10-head to 100-head of beef cows. Well, we have certainly had growth but we are far from that 100-head goal. There are less cows on the farm right now than we had two years ago. The necessity - the NEED - for culling within the herd has slowed … [Read more...] about That Cow Needs to Go! – Culling your cattle herd to improve your cattle herd
Fences are a great invention. We like fences. Fences are good. They tend to keep our animals where they need to be. Emphasis on the word "tend". As I shared in a previous post, moose and fences don't really get along here on our farm. When a moose takes on an electric fence, the fence usually ends up flat on the ground! We train our animals to respect the electric … [Read more...] about Tales from the Cattle Farm: “What are you DOING?! Get out of THERE!”
Calving season is by far the most anticipated season on the farm. We have had 6 calving seasons so far. The wonder at watching new life come into the world never ceases to amaze us. I have been blessed to witness many births over the years. Most of the time, I am alone but a few times, I have had the boys with me. What an experience and education for them! And, this past … [Read more...] about Tales from the Cattle Farm: “The calf is coming!”
We run a cattle farm in Northern Maine. Our neck of the woods is frequented by many wild critters - big and small. Of all our wildlife visitors, one stands out as arguably the most majestic and massive. The MOOSE. I love and respect wildlife, don't get me wrong. BUT....for any farmer that uses fences and would like to see those fences upright and not laying on the ground, … [Read more...] about Tales from the Cattle Farm: “Moose breaks gate, and the cows think it is fate!”