As it happens every year, winter has officially begun here on the cattle farm. Technically, this is still "fall-time", but mother nature doesn't pay attention to a calendar. Dreams of the snow and ice waiting until December, are just that - dreams. For some reason, I am having a harder time adjusting to the start of winter than I did last year and the year before. I am … [Read more...] about Winter Comes Early on the Cattle Farm: Snow, Ice and All That’s Nice (and sometimes, not so nice!)
castrating a bull
In our house, Christmas gifts are usually practical items, items to help with life on the cattle farm. Such gifts, though, are much appreciated and usually, requested by the gift receiver! ha!! Gloves, boots, overall bibs, pants, socks, coats..... Clothing items are a popular gift idea for both of us. In fact, just a few days ago, I let Jer know that I want a bunch of … [Read more...] about Christmas Gifts for the Cattle Farmer: Clothes, Books, Tools and More!
Humane, quick, bloodless, drug-free and EFFECTIVE. These are all adjectives that should come to mind when discussing castration for your beef bulls. As beef cattle producers, castrating your bulls is just another part of the cattle raising process. Unless you are selling your bull calves intact or retaining them, you will need to castrate. Having the right tools for … [Read more...] about Beef Bull Castration: How to Use Castration Banders, including the Callicrate SMART Bander